Whistle down the wind – faith & innocence

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The first 30-40mins of the film Whistle down the wind are superb. It is a wonderful portrayal of childhood innocence. It is the story of two children finding a man in their barn and believing he’s Jesus. The innocent and naïve faith of the children is contrasted with the world of the ‘grown-ups’ who wouldn’t understand the miracle. Understanding of Truth does not come from worldly intelligence and knowledge, but innocence. The film is thus a parable of Jesus coming to earth, not being understood, and being taken away by the police. The man is one wanted for murder and there is no indication that the accusations are false. The naïve faith of the children is thus blind faith that leads them to follow a murderer. There is no growing up and no grown up faith. 

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