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"Father, am I…nothing?" The question seems to hang in the air during and after it is asked by the character Bernadette Suberouis in the movie Bernadette by Navis Pictures to her priest.
"As we look up to our God we are nothing, but as God looks down on us, we are everything." His response strikes an immediate chord in the viewer for good reason.
Despite a distinct history of man turning his back on his Creator, God's ocean of love prompted an overflow of mercy to flow into a plan of salvation that could have never been dreamt up by the brightest earthly scholar. Man, staring up into the heavens, is nothing more than a speck in God's eye, and yet from God's heavenly viewpoint he has incredible meaning. So much meaning, in fact, that God, in His unfathomable mercy, created a woman conceived without sin to be the vessel that would someday contain God Himself. Enter into history: the Immaculate Conception.
Such a misunderstood feast, since many often understand this to be a feast celebrating the conception of the Savior, but its importance cannot be understated. It seems that we do often manage to take a moment to contemplate the mystery of how God entered this world, but sometimes I think that it would do our souls good to dig deeper into His immense plan of salvation. And I do mean the word immense. His plan is not only immense in the coverage of time. It is immense in every way possible: time, breadth, wisdom, power, the fullness of all mental, physical, and spiritual aspects, etc. It is as if salvation is one giant tesseract on every plane, raised to the infinity power! Pretty mind-boggling, isn't it?
The more I read about it, the more awestruck I find myself. And, the more it makes perfect sense that God would choose the Immaculate Conception and Our Beautiful Lady to bring about His plan to fruition.
When I look to You, Lord, I feel I am nothing. Thank You for seeing me as 'everything'!
Below is a link to the trailer for the movie Bernadette. Directed by Jim Morlino, it is a production made up of child actors and actresses with little to no acting experience. My family was so impressed that we were thrilled to help out when our parish was blessed to host a screening of his next movie, The War of the Vendee. It was incredibly awesome!!
Our kids absolutely LOVE these videos. Please check out Navis Pictures using the button below, and then take a look at the trailer. There are many other shorts and cute Catholic films from Navis Pictures on Youtube that you can access as well. They are definitely worth seeing, and your kids will love them!!
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