So imagine if the whole world shared your problem. For my wife and me, this would mean that the whole world would be infertile. The movie The Children of Men shows what the world would be like after 19 years of no new human life. As an educator, the scene that took place in the elementary (primary) school was rather haunting. No laughter there! No joy! I love children, even though God has not granted my wife and me the child we desire.
However, the people living in that darkness saw a great light. A child was born as a symbol of hope into a corrupt world. Oh, and what a corrupt world! What a world of depravity! In the movie, pollution has continued unabated and poisoned cities and countries. Global terror has pushed nations into chaos and disorder. Britain is forced into a repressive mode of deportation. Inexplicably children had stopped being born, some saw it as the judgement of God, others saw it as a natural cycle.
Some people who are affiliated to a Christian screen writing group contact my wife regularly. One of them commented that this was a better story of Christ’s birth than The Nativity. What do you think? Did you see the religious themes? Did you see the tension in the characters between faith and reason?
Do you think a movie like The Children of Men can be an agent of God’s grace?