Do you believe in the resurrection? Do you believe? How far is not faith from ordinary life today, like a separate compartment with its own world…
And yet it is not! Because faith is working us from inside, making us wonder, admire life, wanting life and even love each others sometimes…
We had discussion after the film we saw last Sunday, A Serious Man by the Coen Brothers. David said they were making fun of religion. I claimed they were not. Perhaps both of us has a point there. It is surely a film that makes fun of religion – though perhaps not the inner sense of religion, the desire for truth and life. We meet in this film a religious community as social culture: people helping each other certainly, but also adjusting values so that everything runs smoothly. The worst transgressor, Sy, remains a respected member of the community, and Lawrence who looses family, money and his home, the victim of Sy´s unjustice, learns from his community that “you should change perspective and discover teh wonders of life”.
How can we maintain a sain view of religion and faith? Perhaps by questioning ourselves on our ways, not only in the religious field, but also in society in general. Be sure, God is helping us in this, working us from inside.
-Taizé prayer and gathering afterwards: Look at taize.fr about Taizé and their prayers.
-Mass 12.10 pm followed by lunch – sign in for preparing on the list attached to the fridge at Sandgatan
-Meditation, silent sitting at 4.30-5 pm – from 4 pm short introduction.
-Film and Discussion: Fargo by the Coen brothers. USA 1996, 98 min.
“Every shot of Fargo is executed like it’s a piece of art with the Coens’ typical style; there is nothing at all wasted in the film, as the Coens make even what would normally be dull establishing scenes fun. Also, while Fargo is as black as black comedy can get, it isn’t completely over the edge. More restrained- the Coens have truly found their stride.” Filmcritic.com