I think the best thing about your documentary is its honesty. That’s the hook that pulls the viewer in. There are no pretensions.
What I find impossible, though, is to watch it without putting myself in the story. I kept drifting off into my life, and then had to haul myself back to pay attention to what was going on, on the screen. I thank you for allowing that. I won’t repeat my musings in earlier emails, but will say again that we all were sheltered from reality in our childhoods. We all didn’t see things. And I’m not sure things have changed. I looked around the gym and thought, almost everyone there to watch your doc. was white…and what does this mean…what are we missing? But your message is that it’s not a matter of laying blame, but of learning and then applying what we’ve learned to make things better.
I liked your quote from Scripture. The Anglican Church has adopted those verses as the closing of our service. We stand together and say “Glory to God, whose power working in us can do more than we can ask or imagine…” It sends us out into the world, every Sunday morning.