The Miracle Worker (1962) and missional mandate

The recent passing of actress Patty Duke led me to want to revisit a movie from my childhood: The miracle worker from 1962. It depicts the impact of the teacher Anne Sullivan on the young deaf and blind Helen Keller. As I watched the movie, where both actresses, Duke and Anne Bancroft, won Academy Awards for their on-screen portrayal I repeatedly thought of the parallels to missional mandate.

Impact and Influence

Photocredit: Used by permission from Sajicoach

Just one small person - what can I do?

Ever thought that your life is too small and insignificant to matter in the scheme of things? Unless you suffer from some form of dictator/megalomaniac disorder, you too wonder if you really have any influence. Maybe the following video will encourage you.


Photo credit: Keith Gandy

This is probably more of a rant than direct insight. 

There is an inborn desire for righteousness that comes to light when we state things like, "That's not fair", or when anger rises up in your heart when what you consider right is not being practiced.

The only question is how to react properly and biblically.

Keith Gandy - GermanyKeith Gandy - Germany

Keith, originally from the desert of Phoenix, Arizona, has been planting a church in Aschaffenburg, Germany for over thirty years. Daughter churches have also been started and missionaries have been sent out of the congregation. Annually, he participates in encouraging other European church-planters and frequently travels to visit them in their respective field of service.

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