‘Worth: The Testimony of Johnny St. James ~ CFDb Movie Review
Johnny St. James was a young Bible School student who lost his wife to a drunk driver. With his reason for living gone, Johnny lost his faith and turned to alcohol. Ten years later, Johnny is finally ready to get his life back on track. With his best friend Hickey (Eric Roberts) in tow Johnny attends his first AA meeting. He soon finds that his road to recovery is tested when he runs into the man who ran down his wife.
As usual I did not look at the synopsis before watching this film so I was completely intrigued as to what type of meeting he was attending and where the film was heading. We normally don’t say anything about the acting but in this case we wanted to say there was some great acting in this one, especially by Jeffrey SS Johnson, although my favorite in this one was Kim Hamilton, who played Natalie.
There were a few things that stood out to me in this film:
- “The person I was died when I asked for forgiveness.” What a powerful statement. That is what baptism is, dying to this world and resurrecting to life in Christ. Then it is a daily death to self. How many of us remember that on a daily basis?
- As long as you’re still breathing, it’s not too late. – This is a saying I really love and it reminds me of one time in particular when a man told me he was hopeless. That really bothered me so I told him, as long as there is still breath in your body, there is hope for you. He really was surprised and thanked me for saying that to him. How many people today are without hope? Look for opportunities to be a witness wherever you go, even if it’s just pure kindness or love.
- The term “maybe” and it’s context in this film. It really leaves you with something to think about. It reminds me of Romans 8:28 – And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
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