Find your thin place. Remember the Lord’s command to Moses to “set limits” and “keep it holy.” Then, go there. Spend time with anticipation and expectancy to encounter the Lord of Power and Might just as the people of Israel appeared before Mount Sinai.
Scorsese has made his most “Christian” movie here—at least, overtly Christian. Silence says in a hundred creative ways that God is Not Dead, although not, thankfully, in the title.
We have a new go-between, a new prophet of sacrifice and gifts who’s done it all once and forever, whose story includes King David, a freedom fighter named Moses, and Rahab, a prostitute with a heart of gold. We have a new royalty, and he’s the prince of peace.
The core of this movie is love: love for vocation, talents, location, art, and other people. At the end of the day, this is a movie made up of the basics: primary colors, ordinary singers, real location shoots around the city of Los Angeles.
Let us all treat our neighbors with generous love.
“Hacksaw Ridge” is a rare bird among war movies, neither pro- nor anti-war. It is in part a response to gung-ho World War II movies in which American warriors kick Nazi or Japanese butts and take names.