Hope During Hard Times

A scene from Cast Away about endurance and faith in life. Which challenge did you recently experience, and what gave you hope?

Cast Away is a movie about a man stranded on an island and his return to the woman he loves.

One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Chuck is recounting how the tragedy impacted his romantic relationship to his friend, Stan. How Kelly had to let him go after his plane crashed and enough time passed. And how Chuck, after trying to commit suicide, knew he had to stay alive. Not just for the hope of seeing Kelly again, but for the hope that comes from a new day.

The scene starts at 2:08:27 in the movie.

Realizing Peace on Earth

A scene from Mary Magdalene about not waiting to live your best life

Mary Magdalene is a movie about the relationship between Jesus and his only female apostle, Mary.

My favorite scene in the movie is when Mary awakes and finds Jesus alive after death. He has realized the kingdom of heaven on earth. She tells the apostles what Jesus told her: that the kingdom of heaven is here, now, and that waiting for it is not the way. She tells them that the world will only change as they change and, as they change, the kingdom of heaven will appear. They dismiss her but she promises to spread the message about how peace can be realized in this lifetime, in physical form.

The scene starts at 1:45:02 in the movie. It’s not available on Movieclips but the trailer offers a taste of Mary’s fortitude in the scene.