While watching ” Everything Must Go” A film by Francis De La Torre (whom I’m about to stalk from now on) I was reminded of the timeless truth that we need grace, we need mercy , we need new starts, we need Christ.
We’re taught by culture to hide our faults but the truth comes out sooner or later “Whatever is in the dark , will come to the light”(Luke 8:17). And it’s a burden, a huge burden to hide lies.
I love the way Torres depicts the negative side of the film (9:30). the highs in the audio drop off and music goes to a minor key. For me it’s always hard to record negative events , because it might reflect badly on the organization and they don’t want you to record it – but I’m glad it was left in this film, because it gives the film authenticity.
During the argument we never see the tour manager possibly because he didn’t want to be on camera … whatever the reason, this was a creative way to depict an argument. The text and audio carries us through the argument and a collage of sad emotions are shown by Andy and the tour members.
Reflecting on the bible I see there weren’t always “nice” times. There was rape, there was incest, there was lying, cheating, adultery , murder and of course the crucifixion. But through all that there was redemption, there was repentance, there was a resurrection.
I love Romans 1:16 because it reflects on the power of God , not of men. No matter how bad things get , there’s always redemption when we place our faith in Christ resurrection. God can take our mess, and turn it into a message of hope, because we overcome “by the blood, of the lamb , and the word of our testimony”