Saturday, October 11, 2014

Meet the Mormons

Have you seen Meet the Mormons yet?  If so, what did you think?  If not, when will you see it?

After watching, and enjoying the film tonight, it occurred to me that I had just met (on the screen at least) some exemplary and exceptionally talented members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  And this is as it should be.  There are certainly many exemplary and exceptionally talented Mormons.

Without going into too much detail, the film Meet the Mormons is a Christ-centered, family focused, service oriented, and genuinely edifying production.  It is simultaneously warm, inviting, light-hearted and humorous.  The testimony of Christ, the Book of Mormon, and the basic doctrinal components of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were all unabashedly present throughout the film, though mostly implicit in the lives of the six families represented.  In short, however it may be received by national or international audiences, Meet the Mormons is a wonderful montage of biographies that pays homage to the vitality and vibrancy of a growing faith.

The beautiful scenery and the variety of personalities in the film accentuate the beauty of the subject matter.  From Alabama to Maryland, from Costa Rica to Germany, from Nepal to Utah, Meet the Mormons invites audiences to take a glimpse into the lives of some ordinary people, who, by small and simple things, have begun to make an extraordinary impact for good in the lives of others.

Meet the Mormons emphasizes the common ground that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints share with people of all races, ethnicities, religions and backgrounds without sacrificing the unique aspects of the faith.  It shows that each of us has an important piece to play in the symphony of life, and that each of us, with God's help, has the potential to play that piece inspiringly well.

Go see Meet the Mormons.

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