The scene that impressed me the most was the scene when one of the maids went to church and she heard the preacher speak about finding the courage to speak up about wrongs. "What made you speak up," she was asked. "God," she said.
Yesterday, in church, I said when we climb aboard the boat with Jesus, he often sends us into a storm. Those maids were sent into the storm of controversy by God. They knew following God meant for them not to remain passive in the face of injustice. But God does that all the time; he sends us to right wrongs, and make the world a better place. The good news is that Jesus goes with us in the boat, and that through his power and love, we can find the courage to trust in him and to do right, and boldly go forth singing, "Victory is mine!"
May you always oppose the forces that destroy human life and dignity. May you boldly get in the boat with Jesus in faith, and even when storms may come, may you discover that the adventure with Jesus of doing right and loving deeply gives you a taste of life and hope like you will feel as you watch a movie like "The Help."