Today I’m writing at Shepherd Project! A review of the movie 42…check it out!
Here’s a sample…
In our culture where the celebrity has usurped the hero in terms of our praise and adoration, in a time where we are so skeptical of those who might deserve our praise, always waiting for the catch, the fall, that we bypass the issue altogether by elevating those whose flaws are evident to all, those who have no real merit to speak of in the first place—it’s in these times that a movie like 42, which heralds the true character and strength of a few men who changed history, is so unspeakably refreshing.
It’s the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play professional baseball, and Mr. Rickey—the man who broke all the rules and recruited him. It’s a story about breaking down the walls of racism and segregation, but it’s also bigger than that. It’s a story that challenges us to think about what it takes to make a lasting difference in the world.