Norfolk: Why can’t you do as I did and come with us, for fellowship!
Sir Thomas More: And when we die, and you are sent to heaven for doing your conscience, and I am sent to hell for not doing mine, will you come with me, for fellowship?
(by Robert Bolt, from his screenplay A Man for All Seasons)
Today is the feast day of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, put to death in 1535 for being unwilling to mold their consciences to fit around Henry VIII’s political preferences. Have you ever seen A Man for All Seasons, either as a play or a film? Find that wonderful tale of Thomas More. Revel in the sumptuous costumes and scenery, but most of all listen to the dialogue written by Robert Bolt. If I had the means (and the rights), I’d set up a Fortnight for Freedom film festival and make A Man for All Seasons the centerpiece.
Are there other books or films you find inspirational or relevant to F4F?