I had the opportunity to see a sneak preview of the movie The Mighty Macs last night. I don't go to the movie theater very often so the chance to see a free movie on the big screen was an opportunity I had to take advantage of. It turned out to be a really good movie too!
Prior to getting the invitation to the showing, I had never heard the story of Immaculata College (now University) and their three consecutive National Titles in the early 1970's. A true David and Goliath story, the Mighty Macs overcame being too small, too slow, too under-talented, too unmotivated and beat the odds by defeating the number one team in the country to become National Champions. This movie does an excellent job of taking the viewer along for the championship ride during the Macs first title run season and accomplishing their dream of becoming #1. The phrase "She dared to dream. They dared to believe" captures the heart and soul of the team and movie. I particularly enjoyed the suspenseful scene near the end of the movie as the team arrives back to campus after a devastating loss to West Chester. I won't tell you what happened next because I don't want to ruin all the surprises this movie has in store for you. Its a great family movie, therefore I recommend taking the whole family to the big-screen to see this one.
How often do we feel too small or that we are lacking in something which means we can accomplish our own dreams. This movie is a terrific reminder of how working together as a team we can accomplish great things. If you are interested in learning more about Team Glenmary or feel that God might be calling you to overcome the put downs of this world in order that you serve as a priest or a brother send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org