Movie review: Cinderella "Have Courage and Be Kind"

20:24:00 Karen Li 0 Comments

Movie summary: Just like the classic Ella's father marries a woman with two daughters around her age. After an accident, Ella is left in the care of her stepmother, and her role slowly changes from a lady to a servant of the household. She is belittled and mistreated. And yet she holds steadfast to her mother's last words- to have courage and be kind. With this, she is rewarded with a happily ever after.

My thoughts: With so many twists on classics, I was fearful that disney would change a classic. Cinderella was beautifully made complete with innocent Ella and Prince Charming.

The take home phrase, "Have courage and be kind".  It's easier said than done. In the bible, God also asks us to "be strong and courageous" and to "love your neighbours as you love yourself". It's very easy to read about and even teach about in children's ministry. We have seen both these things on the news this week. As a religion we were attacked with guns while meeting for prayer. And as a church, what they did was to have courage and be kind. A bit amazing, but it's possible.

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