Last night I watched The Motorcycle Diaries on DVD. (I went the cheap route and checked it out of the library last Saturday and needed to watch it because it is due today.)
If you are not familiar with the story it is about Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and his friend traveling across South America in the 50's on a motorcycle before they finish college. They are both Argentineans and they travel across country and over the Andes into Chile and then north to Peru. Their motorcycle breaks down in Chile and they spend the rest of the journey hitching rides and riding down the Amazon on a boat. They end up serving at a leper colony in Peru before parting ways. (They went to a few towns that I have been to in Chile so that was cool seeing.)
It is really a joiurney as they encounter injustice mostly toward the indigenous people, the poor and sick. This journey sets 'Che' on a revolutionary path that will lead him to Cuba, Africa and ultimately to his death in Bolivia.
As I watched I thought, "wow here are two young men in college (though his buddy is a little older but still a student) who are gripped by injustice and will change the world." I thought of how Robin and I want to see men and women raised up in Latin America and all over the world with this same passion. Albeit men and women with a clear understanding that not Marx but the LORD is the answer. As He "upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, ..." (Psalm 146:7). Men and Women who will be usher a revolution of the heart.