Friday, August 20, 2010

Keeping Mum

August at Live Life has been a month of fun (Christians having fun-now there's an idea?)

Last night we watched the brilliant Keeping Mum. It stars Rowan Atkinson, Kirsten Scott-Thomas and the legendary Maggie Smith.

As you may know, I have been immersed in Song of Songs for my providential wedding preach and in one scene Rowan Atkinson reads Song of Songs so beautifully while watching his wife prepare for bed. It ignites his love. It's truly moving in the midst of this rather silly but wonderful comedy. Atkinson plays a Vicar which is also fun.

God's timing amazes me sometimes. Of all the films, of all the texts and of all the weeks I watched this film.

I found a lovely Lewis quote in my preparations too.

"The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust them, it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through them was longing. These things- the beauty, the memory of our own past- are good images of what we really desire, but if they are mistaken for the thing itself they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshippers. For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of the flower we have not found, the echo of a tune which we have not heard, news from a country we have not visited"

[Song of Songs Iain Provan]

Here's a thought. Why don't you read Song of Songs. Who knows what might happen?

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