Campus Alive

September 10, 2011

CA Movie Week

Filed under: CA Reports,Please Note — campusalive @ 10:41 am
On the 11th of August, our much anticipated CA finally arrived and on that week we had MOVIE WEEK! I felt really excited because we can loosen up a bit and leave our academic stuffs aside for a while besides the fact that topic test was really around the corner that time. Besides, we also get to meet new friends, worship God, listen to His words and taste delicious food as well…
Gadoh – That was the movie we watched.
It described the scenario of our society and way of life of many people in our country nowadays, especially the youngsters.
It was the very common problem that happened in school, especially secondary school. The movie was somehow relevant and seems so real to us. It really touched the inner side of me especially when the innocent, lovely Indian boy (sorry! i kinda forgot his name) talked about his feelings towards the entire school and society. It gave me a sudden spasm that our society today is really ill, and honestly how many of us really dare to say that we are not even 1% racism? Like what Beatrice shared at the end of the movie, that we are actually indirectly acting in that way (being racist) without realization. We tend to stick among the people with the same race! Since young, it have been planted in our mind set that we are living in this unfair society, that life is just unfair and we need to live with it. This perception is so strong that it is actually very hard to get rid of because we were building this wall and barriers since young. We had wrong perceptions, incorrect paradigms and misleading rumours around us. These walls are the major factors that cause the racial tension that we had today.
After watching that movie, I really felt that we need to appreciate the unity and love among us. It’s not because moral studies teaches us to do so or even our parents want us to do that way. It’s actually a way of life that Jesus wants us to live. 
Several times in the Bible we are told to love our neighbour — one of the Bible’s most repeated commands. Loving our neighbour is the opposite of selfishness. However, who are our neighbours? When Jesus was asked by someone who his neighbour was (Luke 10:29), Jesus responded by telling the story of the good Samaritan — who helped a stranger in need by the roadside. Then, in verse 37, Jesus told the man to go and do like the good Samaritan. A neighbour is someone who is near-by wherever you are.
It really makes me to ponder at this issue – RACIAL RECONCILIATION. Why are we doing this? Why do we need to break the barriers between different races? Isn’t it just enough to be like this? Does God really want us to do that? Yes! As stated above, God wants us to LOVE everyone, every singlehomosapien no matter what race, creed, religion colour of skin, gender etc. of the person is. Love is just simply loving and caring the person the God has created because everyone is unique and is God’s creation. God loves them, so we as the children of God should love them too.
One of the things that really knocked me was what described by the Indian boy in the movie. He told us that we really ignore the Indians in this country. “Korang Malay dan Cina asyik gaduh sahaja. Macam mana dengan saya? Saya hanya mahu berkawan…” Apparently, it’s so true because we always see Malays wanting their rights to be back and Chinese keep fighting for the betterment in their rights as well. So, like what Dr. Living Lee told us in the previous week in the testimony he shared, that the Indians in this country seem so small, quarrels always happen between Chinese and Malays. What we usually see in the news papers, in the politic arena are between the two majority races. Even in CA, there are really few Indians. It makes me ponder more…Towards the end of the movie, they actually showed us how their relationships can be rebuild and reconciled by simply forgiveness and acceptance. I think that’s the most basic things that we need to practise now.
Basically that was what i felt after CA that week. Oh ya, i was really exultant that my housemates were willing to join us that week. Back at our hostel, i asked them how do they feel about the whole CA and they replied by saying “It’s just awesome! I don’t know why…” I felt that God has really touched them in His way and i will continue to pray hard for them because I believe in the power of prayers! ^^
Last but not least, I would like to thanks the CA commitee for giving me the chance to share my testimony although it seems a bit not organised. Special thanks to Kar Suan for helping me up and also shared her testimony with me. Anyhow, life still have to go on and i pray that we can get closer to God each day, renewing ourselves and shine for Him everyday! P.T.L!!!
Julia Lim

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