Saturday, 28 December 2013


This evening we went to see the film "Philomena". I didn't know what to expect, but knew it would be good, because it stars the great Judi Dench.

Well I came out of the cinema, with my heart like lead, full of tears and a lump in my throat. Torn apart by the story full of human suffering and pain, feeling so dreadfully sorry for everyone in it. Full of questions about nuns, and convents, man's inhumanity to man, the seemingly impossible task of healing Ireland, with its tragic, painful history and very, very sad.

What shines out of the film is the incredible, redeeming power of forgiveness.

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