Hotel Rwanda

"I think if people see this footage, they'll say 'Oh, my God, that's horrible.' And then they'll go on eating their dinners."
- Jack

In 1994 one million people were murdered in Rwanda because they were of the wrong tribe. As it was happening the western world closed their eyes, and as Jack said, they went "on eating their dinners." While politicians debated the definition of "genocide" hundreds of thousands of bodies were littering roads and clogging rivers. Hotel Rwanda tells the true story of a hotel manager who risked his life to save many of his neighbors during this atrocity. It's a powerful movie about hatred and love, murder and sacrifice. It brought to my mind a lot of Scripture. One verse in particular.

"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends."
John 15:13 [ESV]

The movie is really worth your time. And perhaps it will move you to pray with open eyes for those who are suffering today in places like Darfur.