Movie Spotlight The Miracle Season

 movie spotlight miracle seasonMovie Spotlight The Miracle Season

A movie spotlight: Miracle Season – this is an unusual undertaking for me, but it’s been a long time since a movie has impacted me in this way. From the beginning I was captured by the essence of love, the love a young girl showed her parents and her friends and her community. This story is about the fragility of life and the impact we can make in each other, through love and kindness. These are the topics we’ll explore in this podcast.

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We want our children to live like Line – that is the theme of this story, that one person can so impact another’s life that even after death the example of their life lives onward.

While this movie is a sponsor of this broadcast, I am not paid to say I like it. In fact, there are elements I’d change like bringing the Lord more into the forefront instead of having to hunt for the impact of the love of God in the small and somewhat hidden scenes between the pastor and the grieving father. This story impacted me in several ways. One, I have kids that play sports and it hit close to home. Secondly, the fear every parent has once their children are mobile and can drive. We give the Lord our fears and pray for the protection of our children but we don’t know the day or time when they will do something dumb (case in point in this film), or be the victim of someone else’s carelessness.

There is a death in the movie although it is not graphic or shown, other than the outpouring of love by the placing of flowers and stuffed animals at the site. I’d recommend this film for twelve and above, not for little children due to the elements of grief and anger portrayed. They might not make the correct connections. The film is rated PG.

Without giving away the movie plot, because I highly suggest you watch the film, I’d say that the example of Caroline as portrayed is something we should all aspire to, and that is love. She gave love freely. She assured those who were hurting not to worry, she had their back – she was there for them – they could count on her – she would not let them down. Can we say that we do that in our lives? Do we look to our children and expect them to lift us up or do we do all the heavy lifting?

In life, we are given multiple chances to make good come out of bad, and how do we do this? The movie is an example of this theme, turning a tragedy into a lesson that will last long after the movie credits roll. It is more than a feel-good movie. it is sad and happy at the same time. The impact of one person can change the attitudes of many. To raise children like that should be everyone’s goal. To raise children who love the Lord, because where else does that unconditional love come from?

Caroline’s life was lived with love. Her short life impacted her teachers, her team and in the face of unbelievable odds, they changed their focus of winning for Caroline for living life as Caroline lived. This was inspired by her father who came to grips with her loss through the help of his pastor and God.

Can we teach our children to live life for others, to strive to give our all in everything we do, to rise above mediocracy and aim for the top even with impossible odds? I can only hope that in viewing this type of film we can have an open discussion with our children. In this world of people who do the least possible at work and students striving to do the minimum, we can hopefully use The Miracle Season as an example to our children, an example of faith, hope, charity and the greatest of these, love.

Questions to discuss with your children.

  1. How did Caroline live life?
  2. Name each person Caroline touched with her life.
  3. Doing our best is always a wonderful goal, how did the girls band together during their hardship?
  4. The goal was to win, but how did that change throughout the story?
  5. What changed Caroline’s father’s mind?
  6. If you could change anything in the movie, what would you change?

 


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Based on the inspiring true story of West High School girl’s volleyball team. After the tragic death of the school’s star player Caroline “Line” Found, the remaining team players must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hope of winning the state championship.

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