Movie Review:. The Finest Hours


Director: Craig Gillespie

Producers
: Jim Whitaker, Dorothy Aufiero

Writers
: Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson

Cast
:  Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, Eric Bana

Based Upon
: The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue

by
 Michael J. Tougias & Casey Sherman

Plot:  Off Cape Cod an oil tanker splits in twain in the rough seas off the coast.  The men on board scramble together to jury rig a tiller to hand steer the remaining half of the ship as close to shore as possible. 

 In the near by Coast Guard station a four man crew sets off to find that sinking ship in what the locals consider a suicide mission because of the violent and treacherous seas churned up by the winter storms.  

My Thoughts:

This drama/action adventure has it all.  A good cast, great effects and a well written story.  I especially liked how they portrayed the seamen on ship as religious men who knew that prayers to God were called for in a time like this and that is what they did.  Chris Pine played Bernie Webber the skipper of the rescue boat perfectly.  This was no James T. Kirk this was a humble guy trying to do the right thing and save the stranded sailors as quickly and keep his crew safe too.  

My verdict is break out the popcorn and sit down to a movie that you and yours will enjoy.  Currently streaming on Netflix.

Four stars. 

Catechism


Q. 142  What does the first request mean?

A.  “Hallowed be your name” means, Help us to really know you,to bless, worship, and praise you for all your works and for all that shines forth from them: your almighty power, wisdom, kindness, justice, mercy, and truth. And it means, Help us to direct all our living–what we think, say, and do–so that your name will never be blasphemed because of us but always honored and praised.

Jer. 9:23-24; 31:33-34; Matt. 16:17; John 17:3Ex. 34:5-8; Ps. 145; Jer. 32:16-20; Luke 1:46-55, 68-75; Rom. 11:33-36 Ps. 115:1; Matt. 5:16

Q. 143  What does the second request mean?

A.  “Your kingdom come” means, Rule us by your Word and Spirit in such a way that more and more we submit to you. Keep your church strong, and add to it. Destroy the devil’s work; destroy every force which revolts against you and every conspiracy against your Word. Do this until your kingdom is so complete and perfect that in it you are all in all.

Ps. 119:5, 105; 143:10; Matt. 6:33
Ps. 122:6-9; Matt. 16:18; Acts 2:42-47
Rom. 16:20; 1 John 3:8
Rom. 8:22-23; 1 Cor. 15:28; Rev. 22:17, 20

Stuff and Things


So you may have noticed that there has been a decrease in posting lately.  There’s a good reason for this and it is that I have been gathering together resources to get a new job.  Seems that the place where I am working is going to be moved to Mexico and I won’t be going with it.  So my time has been spent gathering together information that I haven’t had to do for twenty four years.  

So my blogging will be minimal until I can get all my ducks and dates in a row.  

On another note please continue to pray for my sister the cancer is stage four and in her breasts.  

Catechism


Q. 140  Why did Christ command us to call God “our Father”

A.  At the very beginning of our prayer Christ wants to kindle in us what is basic to our prayer–the childlike awe and trust that God through Christ has become our Father.  Our fathers do not refuse us the things of this life; God our Father will even less refuse to give us what we ask in faith.

Matt. 7:9-11; Luke 11:11-13


Q. 141  Why the words “in heaven”?



A.  These words teach us not to think of God’s heavenly majesty as something earthly,  and to expect everything for body and soul from his almighty power.

Jer. 23:23-24; Acts 17:24-25
Matt. 6:25-34; Rom. 8:31-32

Catechism


Q.What did God command us to pray for?
A.  Everything we need, spiritually and physically, as embraced in the prayer Christ our Lord himself taught us.

James 1:17; Matt. 6:33

Q. 138  What is this prayer?
A.  Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Matt. 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4

Q. 139. Are Christians tied to this very Form of Prayer?

A. We are not. Our Lord here delivers to his Church a brief Summary of those things which we are to ask of God, but yet Christ also expects us to ask for particular benefits. This form a set of general topics, under which all benefits may be grouped. All particulars of Prayer must agree & correspond with this general form, although we are not tied to this from. This is apparent from Jam. 1.5. where the Apostle exhorts the Saints, if any of them  lack wisdom, they should ask of God, who gives liberally to all, but these words are not found in the form of prayer particularly expressed. In addition, we have examples of prayer both in the Old and New Testament, which do not exactly follow this form although all they asked was included in this prayer.