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Must-see Video: A Message for Our Time, “Just Keep Swimming”

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 06/21/16

A huge h/t to Joseph Susanka who posted this yesterday. It’s now exploded on social media. And it deserves the widest possible audience.

Stop what you’re doing, crank up the volume and watch. Please.

This is just beautiful. Watch it, share it, then watch it again.

Boy, do we need this now.

Caution: Kleenex required.

Meantime, those who want to learn more about the wondrously talented Andrew Stanton should check out this interview in Christianity Today, wherein he discusses his faith:

I’ve read other stories where you’ve talked about your Christian faith a bit. Can you tell me how your faith informs your creativity and your work?

Stanton: They tell you that as a storyteller, it’s vital to just stick with and be honest with your values system. The last thing I want to do is go to a movie and feel like I’m being preached to or being told how to be, and I think it’s more honest—and you’re going to have more effect—to be truthful with the values of your characters, working off of your own values. That was the case with WALL•E. The greatest commandment is to love one another, and to me, that’s the ultimate purpose of living. So that was the perfect goal for the loneliest robot on earth, to learn the greatest commandment, to learn to love.

Would you say that’s also the same story in “Finding Nemo”?

Stanton: Actually, I wouldn’t say that. I’m not saying that Nemo didn’t touch on that, but to me, that movie was more about faith and about dealing with your fears.

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