Several of the Hollywood Videos in Ann Arbor are going out of business, therefore the family and I were able to get some really discounted DVDs. I went through the foreign movie section and ended up picking up the movie, “Friend” (in Korean friend is translated as “chingu”).
Recently, I was able to see this foreign film with Christina for one of our date nights. In fact, it wasn’t totally foreign because it was a Korean movie and I was able to understand portions of it. But thank God for the subtitles.
I heard so much about the movie and I was a bit intrigued by it because it was about friendship, loyalty, honor and all the good stuff. Besides all the swearing and some inappropriate scenes, the movie made me think about what it means to be a true friend.
It was pretty endearing to see the four childhood friends stay as friends over the years. Two of the friends were close all the way to the end.
I couldn’t help but to think of some of my friends. Some of them I knew since high school and we are still friends to this very day. Others, I have met in college and it has been a joy to still be in contact with them. The best friendships are the ones that bring you closer to God and to one another as the both of you are committed to building up the Kingdom of God.
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (Jn 15:13)