2. Ray received very little instruction ("If you build it, he will come"). This helped cause him to wonder about the authenticity of the voice. The Bible says that God's word is a lamp unto our feet, which means that it is not supposed to shine very far into the distance (sometimes). What should you do if you feel something really vague from God? Unlike the mysterious voice, God listens and will answer our questions at the proper time.
3. Dr. Sun, the Founding Father of modern China, was a Christian and a medical doctor. One day he realized that as a doctor, he can only save at most thousands of lives. If, however, he becomes a revolutionary and is successful, he can save the 400 million Chinese from the corrupt Manchu Empire. He sensed the calling of his times. Do you see a role that you can play in the modern world? Do you have a duty to your people and your generation? Read the Quote of the Day, and imagine yourself as one of those students trying to construct a new, free France.
4. You may feel very lonely if you feel that you have a vision that no one else shares. Don't you think that God will provide you with partners in your journey? Ray's wife, Annie, supported Ray despite not having heard the voice. Why do you think she did this?
5. At the end of the movie, Ray realized that he had misunderstood
the voices all along. It was his own dream that was being realized
(others' were just sideshows). Who do you think will benefit from
following God's calling?
Last updated: 2/10/2000