Because of the intense weather conditions, we were forced to remain housebound. The moment after I checked my emails this morning, I rushed over to my bedroom; to the novel which I was almost through with. And within 20-30 minutes I had completed it.

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It was a calm ending. Satisfactory, but nothing mind-blowing. The rest of the day we stayed at home and with nothing else to do so I decided to watch two films. The first was ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ and the second was ‘The Tale of Desperaux’.

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Both were films I had watched ages ago, as a child, and I decided to reunite with the pair once more. When you watch something after the first, second and third time you begin to pay attention to each detail and scene of a film. And I did just that today. And so, I want to talk about ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’.

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The origin of the film goes back in time to the 1600’s when a man named John Bunyan was imprisoned for preaching the gospel in public. Whilst in prison, he dreamt a dream. A dream which showed the incredible story of a burdened man named Christian.

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Christian lived in the City of Destruction and he was constantly worried about his life. He saw the city, in which he lived, about to be consumed by a raging fire and all the people in it; perished, due to their sin. He began to read the Word of God and pray, but many around him rebuked him and said that his acts of devotion were in vain.

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So one day, Christian was visited by a man named Evangelist who told him that if wanted to save himself and his family from the fires he would have to take a perilous journey to the marvellous Celestial City. The beauty of this story shows how we too, Christians, undergo the same tribulations as Christian did.

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Tempted, persecuted, harassed and murdered because of our love for God. As I revisited this film, I was reminded how important our faith is. And it is always refreshing to know that.

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I know that Jesus cares for us all and I understand how sad it can be when others have led and died an ungodly life. And I know, religion is seen as an illogical lifestyle today, but I know and believe that there is nothing more important than the path Jesus has given each and everyone one of us.

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-themeekarestillhere

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