Day Severn – lent challenge – questions
The film spotlight tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. This tense investigative dramatic-thriller traces the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times.
After watching the film I was left with many questions but one very big question
How could people of faith rob these people of their faith ?
I have a personal level to this film I was brought up with a negative view of the Catholic Church , I have seen how much anger and hate-rid it caused and thought I understood the reasons why , since developing my own faith and how that has changed my life around I feel so much pain and hurt as the person I loved was never given that opportunity to develop their own faith as it had been tainted by someone they should have respected loved and valued.
When in times of trouble we turn to God, we turn to the church we trust we give and we love.
But what happens when you turn to the church and it turns on you , destroys you as a person and any faith that you might have .
God is love – he loves us unconditionally as his children . The film just hurt the core of my beliefs I keep asking myself the same question that how can man of faith be so evil and cause so much pain and yet still they carry on living out their faith.
“Spotlight” reminds me that if we don’t speak up when we see something we know is wrong, then we become participants in the ruination of others, the film focuses on the fact that each individual priest acted in alone, but it was the system the failed, the system the covered for them and allowed them to move on and repeat the abuse over and over again.
The photo today is a place where I go to pray and feel close to the People that I love that are no longer with us. I have hundreds of questions zooming around in my head from them. But no answers some questions are best left unanswered .
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalms 147:3