Last Sunday, my friend Father Charlie gave a ‘remarkable’ homily about a ‘remarkable fellow.’ His sermon was grounded in the 1927 silent film “7th Heaven.” I did my research and found “7th Heaven” on YouTube. I learned that there is a 1937 remake with Jimmy Stewart. Both versions are available on YouTube.
Last night, Mrs. tVM and I watched the Jimmy Stewart remake [we use Chromecast so we can put it on our TV]. What a terrific film about a ‘remarkable fellow.’
Mr. Stewart plays Chico, an atheist who comes to the aid of a beautiful young woman. Set in WWI era Paris, life is tough, but Chico always looks on the bright side of things. That’s all you need to know.
Early this morning, I dug a little deeper into the film and into the life of Jimmy Stewart, himself quite a ‘remarkable fellow.’ My search led me to a poem he wrote and read on the Johnny Carson Show in 1981. The title of the poem is “I’ll Never Forget a Dog Named Beau.” Watch it here, and you won’t forget it either.
A final word … As Chico says, “Don’t look down … LOOK UP!”