Christian Life II
Reflection Paper: Tuesdays with Morrie
After watching Tuesdays with Morrie, I felt touched and sad all at the same time. The movie was just so interesting and after finding out that it was based on a true story, I was even more moved by it. To imagine a dying man, pouring his heart out to his favorite student, not only about the simple things but the real deal; love, death, life in itself, was very inspiring. I was touched by all the things Morrie said; his wisdom on life’s hard facts. I also felt the sadness because of the Morrie and the all the pain he had to go through. Although he accepted his death, there were still the times when he felt the pain and the fright, and I felt sad for him. I actually cried.
There were a lot of very good phrases and dialogues between Mitch and Morrie but of the many, I chose five.
• “When you learn how to die, you learn how to live,”
• “Death ends a life, not a relationship,”
• “Sometimes you cannot believe what you see; you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too – even when you're in the dark. Even when you're falling,”
• “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in,”
• “We must love one another or die.”
I liked the quote, “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in,” the best because it says so much about what Morrie has gone through, what Mitch would face with Janine and what we, ourselves should realize. Morrie went through a lot in his life. Living a loveless childhood; having to put up with a father who couldn’t even look him in the eye and say “I love you,” didn’t make him heartless or cold as with any other person. Instead, he learned from it, as any great teacher would.
He told Mitch that a life without love isn’t really like a life at...