Accepting Each Other’s Differences

A segment of NPR’s “Here and Now” that first aired on August 25, 2021, was re-aired on February 20, 2022.  The segment was an interview of Dennis Kelly who wrote the screenplay for the movie, “Together,” which is an examination of the interaction between a couple in the United Kingdom, as they journey through the beginnings of the COVID-19 lockdowns.  The biggest problem this couple faces is the fact that they basically hate each other.  And now, they’re locked down together with their young son.  I hesitate to “recommend” the movie due to some of the language used.  The couple has come to their current feelings for one another based on differences.  They  are complete opposites, he conservative, she liberal.  Over time, the differences have become unbearable, and now they’re forced together for an indeterminate period of time.  It does take some interesting twists and turns throughout.  No more on that in order to avoid a “spoiler.”

Quoting the interview, “’They are the exact opposite — but that’s the point.’  (Kelly) wanted to write how they could find a way to work through their mutual unwillingness to be together.  ‘Republicans are not going away. Democrats are not going away. That’s just not going to happen,’ Kelly says. ‘So we do need to find a way to sort of try and communicate with each other and speak with each other.’”


Romans 14:19 says,

Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”

Bob Bullard