“Martin Luther”, played by Joseph Fiennes, in the movie Luther, tells the story of a incredible figure in religious history.

If you’ve been reading jeffersonair since the beginning, you may have picked up on a certain aspect of my life, which is spiritual warfare. Most often, I dodge the topic, because it’s something I’ve always felt very few readers could relate to. More than likely, I’m very wrong about this. But it’s a subject I hold very near and dear to my heart, because it’s a part of who I am, but I struggle to describe that part.

Andy and I watched Luther last night. For Andy, it was a refresher for his Christian History class, and for me, it was a chance to relate.

In all my years I’ve struggled spiritually; in all the episodes where I have found myself wrestling (literally) with God and the Devil – I have never seen anything or anyone portray exactly what it’s been like until I watched this film.

So if you want to understand Carly’s World just a tad bit better, and also enjoy good filmmaking, go to the movie store and check out Luther. Pay attention to the scenes where “Luther” is battling alone in his room. When you’re watching him, picture me in his place, except ignore the bald spot on the back of his head – it’s not too flattering.

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