The film, which is based on the award-winning play “Hospitality Suite,” is extremely theatrical in its adaptation, and perhaps a bit too stagy for many moviegoers, but its subject matter deals with people’s spirituality, ethics, and morality while on the job. Due to the misuse of God’s name, I cannot recommend it for family viewing, but as a Christian the film reminded me not to be judgmental. Sometimes we forget to practice Christ’s most important commandments – love God and love each other. Personally, I’d like to become more proficient at those two charges. They could well help me with all the other biblical decrees.
The film also talks insightfully about character. Listening to the canny dialogue, I realized that although God forgives us for our past iniquities, often it is impossible for us to forget the shame of past deeds. But maybe we aren’t supposed to forget. Maybe being remorseful of past wrongs leads to character development. In other words, being able to forgive ourselves doesn’t necessarily mean the pain of past wrongdoings will be completely driven from our minds. That’s merely a theory, but fortunately, I know one thing for sure – God does forget as well as forgive – “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Hebrews 8:12. What a God we have!