Monday, November 21, 2005

Remember The Titans

I watched the movie "Remember The Titans" the other night with my friends at my place. It's a Jerry Bruckheimer Production. The synopsis goes like this:

"Academy Award winner Denzel Washington (The Hurricane), gives a victorious performance in this stirring and uplifting film. Based on a real-life drama, REMEMBER THE TITANS is a rousing celebration of how a town torn apart by resentment, friction and mistruct bomes together in a triumphant harmony. After leading his team to fifteen winning seasons, football coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone, tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. How these two men overcome their differences, and turn a group of hostile young men into champions, plays out in a remarkable and triumphant story full of soul and spirit. You and your family will never forget the Titans."

This is a powerful and well written story. Although I don't know anything about American football, I enjoyed the movie very much.The tagline "before they could win they had to become one" is so true. Unity is so important in any teamwork. The lives of the two coaches Herman Boone and Bill Yoast in the film are inspiring. They do their best with their heart for their work, and that had such a great impact to the team.

The blacks and whites work hard to overcome differences and become a winning team. The Titans teaches the people in the town community how to come together as one, despite their differences. The idea of winning together for a common goal reminds me of the essential core value of teamwork in World Team.

Teamwork – together we accomplish what none of us could do alone. Ministry is best done in teams. If we try to do all alone what is better done as a team effort, the effort will be limited. With all of us pitching in and pulling in the same direction toward a goal, we reap huge dividends from our individual investments. “But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.” (1 Cor 12:18)

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