Patrick J. Frank
Patrick was born into a non-Christian home and was raised in the Mid-western American state of Wisconsin. He grew up "going to church" but never really understanding the true meaning of having a relationship with Jesus Christ. During Patrick's teen years, he chose to go his own way and stopped attending church altogether. In his early twenty's he began to be drawn to the things of God. Through various trials and hardships, Patrick was redeemed by the power of the Holy Spirit. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 1997 and has been on a journey of faith ever since. Patrick now makes his home in Wisconsin's neighboring state, Minnesota. By day he works as an Oracle Developer and by night writes poetry and various other musings. Patrick has also taken his love for movies and applied the twist of his faith to bring forth the word of God in everyday life.
Crash is an amazing film. It brings out the ugly side of racism and highlights the stark reality of its ignorance and stupidity. How often do we conform to a stereotype thinking of what some races are, based on a few individuals who may spoil its image. Generalizations are never beneficial. Instead of pointing the finger at others, what can we do reach others? Are we an embarrassment ourselves?
Aretha Robinson: "I'll show you how to do something once, I'll help you if you mess up twice, but the third time you're on your own. 'Cause that's how it is in the world." Is this really true? As Christians, aren't we called to be different from the world and not leave anyone on their own? Patrick gives us a beautiful insight reflecting upon the movie 'Ray'.