- from April's edition of 'the Link'
Central to the story are two sisters, Elsa and Anna. Elsa has a dangerous and uncontrollable magical ability to create ice. This is a particular problem when she is angry or upset. In an encounter between the two sisters Anna gets hit by an icy blast from Elsa which threatens to freeze her from within. The advice from a wise old troll is that 'only an act of true love can melt a frozen heart.' As the story unfolds we learn about true love and eventually (and rather predictably - unless you're four) Elsa saves Anna and the film has a happy ending (I hope I haven't spoilt it for you if you haven't seen it before!)
This central message of good over evil and the power of a selfless act of love is one which we find time and again in literature and in films. It is also the centre of the story we will see played out again this week as we tread, with Christ, the path to the Cross and witness the ultimate act of love. And as we reach Easter we see the triumph of good over evil in the Resurrection.
It's no wonder that 'Frozen' continues to be so popular or that the Bible has sold more copies than any other book in history. Our faith enables us not just to watch a beautiful story with a happy ending but to experience it - to take our part in the greatest story ever told. We know that the 'happy ending' of the Resurrection wasn't the end. The sequel continues, as fresh as ever, and we have a starring role. You don't need to be able to act or sing, just come as yourself and celebrate the triumph of the resurrection this Easter.