It’s Saturday evening, Aug. 27, and I’m putting the finishing touches on tomorrow’s sermon. (Filling in out at the Eaton Ohio Presbyterian Church.) At the beginning of the week I was delighted to find that the Common Lectionary’s Epistle Lesson for this week is Hebrews 13:1-8. This section has the line that gives its name to one of my favorite films, ENTERTAINING ANGELS: The Dorothy Day Story. You need not guess what film I will be bringing into the sermon.
Ordinarily I would write a blog about this, but then while Googling the title I found that both my review of the film and the discussion guide I wrote for Paulist Press are available on line.
The review is at http://www.readthespirit.com/visual-parables/entertaining-angels-dorothy-day-story-1996/. In addition to the film review there are reviews of two books, Day’s autobiography, The Long Loneliness and FRITZ EICHENBERG: WORKS OF MERCY, a book that includes many of the woodcuts by the artist who worked with Ms. Day.
I had forgotten about writing the guide for Paulist Press, the Paulist Brothers publishing house aligned with Paulist Films, producer of the film. It has 21 discussion questions and a list of books related to her. If you have not used this film with a group, I would urge you to do so, especially if you are involved with peacemaking and other social justice issues. https://www.catholicvideo.com/files/EntertainAngels.pdf