Edge of Faith July 2017 - Page 59

The movie, the film, is documentary-style. It’s not going to be quite ready for album release but I didn’t know how much work was involved with making a film. We have been filming for two years and we have about fifty or sixty days left of editing time. The idea with that is that we are telling the stories behind the songs and we’ve filmed every recording session and have interviews with all of the recording artists. Also, we are on location, as well. So, we have interviewed people in India and tell visual stories from there and the Holy Land in terms of peacemaking. In America and the UK, as well. I think it is going to be a really compelling piece. The idea with it is that you can watch it with one go or you can read a chapter of the book, maybe, and see that segment of the film. I’m a big believer that if you can see it with your eyes, it helps. It helps you to understand it. People don’t want to listen to me speak all day. They would rather see something. That’s one of the reasons why, I think, that we live in a world that is so visually oriented now.  I think the whole thing is awesome. You are bringing a reality that I think a lot of people choose not to see. I don’t know if it’s that they are in a bubble, but they are in their own culture, their own comfort and you’re bringing all of this to them so that they can see a little bit more. I think so. I really have discovered for myself the upside-down nature of the Beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount and that there really is a different way to live being offered to us. There is an invitation to live a different way of life. Showing mercy. Having a whole, and not divided, heart. Becoming peace- makers. The thing is that if we have our allegiance in that and if we live like that, we will have our allegiance test- ed and so I’m really trying to offer some- thing that is upside- down to the message of power and suc- cess. I want people to understand, like I began to understand myself, that God is on our side when things aren’t working out. It’s not all about success and climbing to the top and scrambling and building our own thing. There is a beauty and a wonder and an awe in discovering community and seeing our neighbors and seeing people that maybe we have ignored in the past. Seeing them as fellow human beings and finding out how we can engage and inhabit the same space, rather than writing