Sixth Sunday of Easter - 6th May 2018
The Italian film, Life is Beautiful vividly portrays the truth of today’s Gospel. It shows a father convincing his fiveyear-old son that the concentration camp is an elaborate game that the Nazis had invented to test the Italians. Some members of the Jewish community criticised this film because they claimed it made light of the holocaust. Writer and director, Roberto Benigni, however, argued that the heart of the film lies in the fact that most parents will do anything to spare their children the reality of evil. Most parents who have seen and wept through the film know exactly what he’s talking about.