On this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we get ready for the Tri-Wizards tournament and the return of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
An Old Manky Boot
As Harry, Hermione, the Weasleys, and the Diggories are hurrying through the woods, you would think that they are looking for something beautiful and exciting. What they actually find is an old, manky boot. After expressing their concern, the unexpecting students faithfully grab the boot only to be magically transported from a hilltop clearing in the woods to the Quidditch World Cup – a Wizarding World event beaming with life.
Or The Old Rugged Cross
This reminds of us the “old, rugged cross” and what it does for us whenever we grab a hold of it. Being born in a world of chaos and destruction, we see the narrow gate as something ugly and unadorned, but then we are transported to a community of salvation and life one we embrace the straight and narrow way as expressed in Matthew 7:13-14.
Forgiveness Marks The Christian Life
Also in The Goblet of Fire, we see a rift in the friendship between Harry and Ron for the first time. They have been best friends ever since their first year, but the Triwizards Tournament serves as a dividing force. Ron becomes jealous, and the two let this jealousy divide them into hanging out with other friends just to avoid each other. After the first trial in the Tournament, both forgive each other for being jerks, and it reminds us of how we are told to forgive our neighbors seventy-seven times in Matthew 18:21-22.
Christian Themes In The Goblet Of Fire
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