The Pure in Heart

Sermon Text:  Matthew 5:8

Sally and I recently watched the old movie The Firm, based on the novel by John Grisham, about a creepy law firm in Memphis, Tennessee that works for the mafia. The protagonist is a young lawyer named Mitch, fresh out of Harvard Law School, played by Tom Cruise. The firm recruits him with a high salary and an emphasis on family values. It all seems too good to be true, which it is. While keeping up appearances of being an exceptionally wholesome operation that only hires clean-living young lawyers with stable marriages, the firm is actually handling all kinds of illegal transactions by organized crime. And, of course, before too long the young lawyer Mitch begins to peel away this innocent façade and discovers the evil that lurks underneath, thereby endangering his own life and that of his wife...Read full sermon here (PDF)