With the , based on Mitch Albom's best-selling book, coming Wednesday, we asked for your thoughts on faith – and you told us, from deeply religious-based comments to suggestions on how to demonstrate faith.
Here's a sample from the comments:
"Faith sustains in the face of loss and tragedy and strengthens in times of fear and uncertainty. It inflates balloons with joy in celebrations of love and friendship and family and discovery. Faith flourishes when shared but becomes strongest by far when exercised together with those who seek to do His will for those whom He loves most." - Mary Benedetto
"Faith-based community services are the best way to match donated time, talent, and treasures with those who have a true need. Those who volunteer are often blessed with intangible rewards on earth; and certainly reap their heavenly rewards when that time comes." – Kim Piesik
"Faith is a 70 year old woman by the name of Lillie Skinner, who has for many years feed and clothed the homeless in Detroit." – Mitzi Sidelko-Hollins
"Kahlil Gibran said, 'Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.' Faith, to me, then is something within yourself in mind and heart. However, its tangibility is revealed in words & deeds." – Jean Yee
From we chose at random two winners, Mary Benedetto of Troy and Karen Schoonover of Troy, each of whom get to take a guest to Wednesday's red carpet event at .
The movie, which was filmed in Detroit, is described as being about a life's purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; about the divine spark inside everyone. The story was sparked by a request made of Albom to deliver the eulogy at a rabbi's funeral, which prompted him to to do some soul-searching.
Actors Laurence Fishburne, Bradley Whitford and Martin Landau are expected to attend the premiere. After the screening, the movie's stars, director Jon Avnet and Albom will discuss the film.
General admission tickets are $35, including a signed copy of the book. Those who would like to rub elbows with the cast at a meet-and-greet reception with food and beverage, view the movie, enjoy the live "talk back" and receive a signed book can purchase a VIP ticket for $125. Proceeds benefit A Hole in the Roof Foundation and the Rabbi Albert Lewis Fund.
For more information about the premiere, visit Emagine's website.