This is not a review.
These are my reflections on one of the best stories I have seen or read in years.
I have always known that we are to love the widow and the orphan -- that we are to care for them. And I have known people to adopt. But now I have friends -- my friends, not my parents' friends, or people at my church -- who are adoptive parents. And I have come to embrace the idea that this really is a calling from God. There are children in this world -- in our lives -- who literally do not have one person that loves them. If we can't at least show them a little bit of love, have we learned anything at all about the life of faith? Have we really made any effort to be like Jesus if we can't love people that the rest of the world has abandoned?
Martian child is a story about one of those children.
It touched my heart.
It was realistic.
It was honest.
In some ways it was raw.
It asks the hard questions about what does it mean to be "me."
And it begs us to question whether or not we can embrace someone who's "me" isn't like ours.
Go see it.
Stop what you're doing right now, get in your car, and find it.
It is that good!