Woman Thou Art Loosed


The movie is shot out of sequence:

From her prison cell Michelle Jordan, played by Kimberly Elise, has written a letter to Bishop T.D. Jakes, played by himself, asking to see him. She is or was a crack addict who was sexually abused and raped as a child by her mother’s boy friend Reggie (Clifton Powell ). Her mother, played by Loretta Devine, refuses to believe her, and until she is old enough to leave home she must suffer constant abuse and finds escape only in her use of illegal drugs that leads her to prostitution eventually landing her in prison.

When released from prison, separately she, Reggie and her mother and a child-hood boyfriend all attend a T.D Jakes meeting held locally. She is moved to surrender to Christ, as is Reggie. When he sees her approaching the altar he moves to her to ask forgiven for his crimes. When she sees him approaching the altar, and then her, we can only imagine what rages through her mind–with this singular act Reggie will be in right standing with God, just as good as she will be by the same act. The pain of all the years of suffering at his hands that led to her the acts that led to prison will be but a pittance if Reggie is now forgiven by God–it just is not right! And though we know that we who are forgiven must also forgive, we understand her dilemma that must be resolved in a mere moment: shall she deny her own salvation by holding on to her hate for her abuser? Or shall she forgive and receive? And for some unclear reason, she happens to have a gun?

Woman Thou Art Loosed was written by Bishop T.D. Jakes who pastors The Potter’s House ministry. It is a great movie and is available for your library from Amazon.  Make it part of your library.

Luke 6:37 (KJV) Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

Ephesians 4:32 (KJV) And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Ephesians 5:1-2 (KJV) Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; {2} And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

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