I just finished up watching Hotel Rwanda. It’s a very good movie and one that I think everyone should watch. It’s billed as a “true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsis refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.”
Don Cheadle also makes an announcement at the beginning about the situation in Darfur, Sudan. It was kind of interesting because we prayed about that a few months back at one of the Tuesday night services.
A short time after that, Jeff Staples started a discussion about what else could be done for the people of Darfur. Sure, I could drop everything I’m doing right now, pack my bags and catch the next flight to Darfur. But what would that really accomplish? Probably not much. In all honestly, the best thing I can do right now is give what I can to organizations like Amnesty International. Although I find it hard to sit on my hands and not do anything. I do find hope in the fact that someday, I will be able to make a difference. And that’s what I set my sights on.
This movie brought back a lot that emotion.