“A project for the projects,” jokes one of Leigh Anne Tuohy’s well-to do friends about her taking a poor, black American teenager into her home.
When one human heart is moved by God and broken for another human being, projects, politics and political correctness go out the window.
As Shane Claiborne said in the Irresistible Revolution, it’s not that Christians don’t care for the poor, it’s that they don’t know the poor.
What this true story shows is a wealthy middle American mum stepping out of her charity mentality and putting herself in another person’s world and allowing them into hers.
This will always create miracles, regardless of your politics, and your colour.
At the end, Sandra Bullock playing Leigh Anne Tuohy thanks God for the privilege of being able to share her life with Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron).
Well she might. Afterall, it was God who sent His Son to share his life not only with us, but as one of us, that we might live. PH