And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Mark 11:25
Few movies have the audacity to present the painful truth of betrayal and abandonment by one's church and one's mother, and then show the power of forgiveness overcoming all. Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan does that, in this portrayal of the true story of unwed Irish mothers having their children taken away by the Magdalene Sisters and sold to wealthy American families in the 20th century. Philomena lives out the grace of forgiveness. Below is a link to an article about the tragic story of so many Irish mothers losing their children with no knowledge of where they've gone or what happened to them.