During most of his childhood, 17-year-old Michael Oher lived in foster care homes. After being placed with a new family, Mike would often run away to a friend’s home where we would sleep on their couch. At one time this friend’s father decided to speak with a coach at Wingate Christian School about receiving assistance in getting his son and Mike enrolled in the school. Coach Colton was impressed by Mike’s size and athletic abilities, but Mike’s academic records were poor. Putting this aside, the coach felt Mike needed to be at Wingate and admitting him was the right thing to do. When speaking with the other board members Coach Colton says “Christian! We either take that seriously or we pai...
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...d mother and nobody, not even Mike, knows who his father is. Sean, Leigh Ann, Collins, and SJ accept Mike as he is, with his poor academic performance, and without knowing of his excellent athletic abilities. They show love and mercy to him as they see he has no one to support him in this way. At first they believe he needs them, but they come to learn that they need him just as much. This film teaches people to go the extra mile. It shows that there is more to life than giving donations, paying for a meal or volunteering at shelter. This story is an example to Christians of how they are to open wide their arms to those needing shelter, food, and love. And if this is done, then the others may see Christ shine through them.
The Blind Side. Dir. John Lee Hancock. Perf. Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron. Warner Bros.
Pictures, 2009. DVD.
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