How important is the way we live our life? Just read the comments of Sandra Bullock who plays a Christian in her most recent movie, “The Blind Side.” If she were to meet you and watch your life would she have concluded that she had just met the real deal?

“One of my biggest issues has always been people who use their faith and their religion as a banner but don’t do the right things, yet still go, ’I’m a good Christian and I go to church and this is the way you should live your life. ’ And I’m like, you know, do not give me a lecture about how to live my life when you go to church every week but I know you are still sneaking around on your wife. And I told Leigh Anne (Tuohy) in a live interview, one of my largest concerns getting involved with this project was that whole banner-waving thing because it scares me, and I’ve had experiences that haven’t been great with people like that. I don’t buy a lot of people who use that banner as their shield. But she was so open and honest and forthright with me I thought, wow, I’ve finally met someone who practices but doesn’t preach. … I now have faith in those who say they represent a faith. I finally met people who walk the walk.”

—Sandra Bullock, star of The Blind Side, describing her interaction with Leigh Anne Tuohy, the real-life evangelical Christian whom Bullock plays in the movie

[worldmag.com, 11/21/09]

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