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2 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana II I I III I II August 23, 1996 00'On The Record LET IT FLOW Knowing when to let go First thing early "in the morn- ing/I'm donna sock my tears away/Got no cause to look back/I'm lookin' for me a better - day/You see the thing out love/Is that it's not enough/If the only thing/It brings you is pain/There comes a time/When we could all make a change By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST (REFRAIN) Just let it flow/And let it flow,/Let it flow, let it flow/Everything's donna work out right,/Y'know/Let go and let it flow,/Let it flow,/Let it flow/Just let it go Don't nobody want no broke heart/And don't nobody want/No two-time losers/Ain't nobody gonna love you/Like you are/If you take what- ever/It bring your way/You see the thing of it is/We deserve respect/But we can't demand re- spect/Without changefrhere comes a time/When we must go our own way (REPEAT REFRAIN) Sometimes love/It can work out right/Some- i times you'll never know/But if it brings only pain/In your life/Don't be afraid to let it go Written by Babyface Sung by Toni Braxton Copyright (c) 1996 by LaFace Records Respect. How would you describe it? Toni Braxton presents her ideas on respect in her new chart hit "Let It Flow." The song is off the recently released "Secrets" CD. The song mentions respect in the context of a re- lationship that isn't working well. And the song is a reminder to me that in a dating relationship, it takes courage based on self-respect to move out of a rela- tionship that causes mostly pain. You know, a love relationship may require effort, but it should have a clear and positive influence on you. Braxton says: "Sometimes love it can work out right .... But if it brings only pain in your life, don't be afraid to let it go." Facing the truth is the first step toward regain- ing respect. Ask yourself: Am I genuinely happier be- cause of dating this person? Are the problems within the relationship starting to get resolved or are they getting worse? One sure sign that a relationship is not working is when the same problems keep surfacing. This may become more obvious when one person attempts to talk about what is occurring, but nothing changes. In such situations, the partner either does not know how to listen or does not care enough to work out solutions: Either scenario leaves the other person recycling lots of difficult feelings and wondering what to do next. Sometimes fear keeps people stuck in unhealthy relationships. You may be afraid to leave a relation- ship because you fear you won't find someone else to date. Yet the very act of leaving demonstrates courage and self-respect, which is likely to be attrac- tive to others. God gave us life so that we might learn and grow. We are made in God's image and likeness, and we carry God's spirit within us. Consequently, each of us is worthy of respect. When necessary, stand up for yourself. If your dating relationship mostly brings pain into your life, it may be time to let go of it. In turn, the respect needed to build a more promising future will flow to- ward you. (Your comments are always welcome. Please ad- dress: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, IN 47635.) At the movies: Current capsule reviews I m tumBrel nmmm m nmn I    - ballplayer and terrorizes another -- sirenS, Comic marital discord, fleeting 'Tales from the Crypt Pro- erending parade of silicon . I .f",k( )I:..,l  (Wesley Snipes). Directed by fisticuffs and brieftippling by mi- sents: Bordello of Blood" crass humorand bloodied body I   I Tony Scott, the disturbing story nora. The USCC classification is (Universal) parts belongs in the video trasa ]  ||  concerns a troubled mans disin- A-III  adults. The MPAA rat- Schlocky horror flick in which a bin. Countless gory killings, |RI lK__ -_ i tegration into insanity with mur- ing is pG -- parental guidance cynical private eye (Dennis Miller) much nudity, some profanity and I ]  derous results. Some violence suggested. , stumbles on a funeral home that frequent rough language. The )" "k:J V,'] ......... m :withgm;spradicprfanityand: Rendezvous in Paris (At- by night is a brothel whose prosti- USCC classification is O . m much rough language. The USCC tificial Eye) tutes are actually vampires. Pro- morally offensive. The MPAA rat" I # ....... m classification is A-IV -- adults, Three droll anecdotes of the ducer-director Gilbert Adler's nov- ing is R-- restricted. 1 THE CATHOLIC ]m with reservations. The MPAA mating game involve a law stu- _ .............. ] ] COMMUNICATION lm ratingis R--restricted. dent (Clara Bellar) and her un- [ [,. CAMPAIGN [ m "House Arrest" (MGM) faithful boyfriend, awoman(Au- Auto! Home! Fire & Life! Contrived comedy about a rore Rauscher) who insists on Your Personal Service Agent number of parents (Jamie Lee meeting a suitor in out-of-the- NEW YORK (CNS) -- The fol- lowing are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference (USCC) Office for Film and Broadcasting. Ratings are also given for the Mo- tion Picture Association of Amer- ica (MPAA). "The Fan" (TriStar) Nasty thriller in which a psy- chotic baseball fan (Robert De Nire) kills a San Francisco Giants Curtis, Kevin Pollak, Jennifer Tilly and others) being kept locked in a basement by their children who won't release them until they solve their interper- sonal problems. Directed by Harry Winer, the premise ofdys- functional adults grounded by their own youngsters is largely ridiculous, though it has some touching moments before reach- ing its sappy hapw ending. way parks, and a painter (Michael Kraft) infatuated with a woman (Benedicte Loyen) he follows into a museum. Writer-di- rector Eric Rohmer playfully spins each tale around the fragile, uncertain relationships between intelligent people with more on their mind than sex. Subtitles. Mature themes. The USCC clas- sification is A-III -- adults. Not rated by the MPAA James L. Will Ins. Agency Inc. 1925 W. Franklin Street Children's stories tell about Jesus The Promise: a sequel to The Proud Tree. Text by Luane Roche; illusti, ated by Chris Sharp. 1996, Liguori Publica- tions, One Liguori Dr., Liguori, MO 63057-9999. Book Review By MARY ETrA KIEFER, OSB Message staff II Many Christian parents will remember The Proud Tree  the story of the "Narcissus of the for- est," a vain creature centered on his own strength and grandeur. In that story, the tree, called Rex, gained a great measure of hu- mility when he was chosen to be- come the cross of Christ, a,true king. The story of the proud tree ends when the dying Rex's sap mingles with the blood of Jesus, the crucified, and a sapling is born of that union. The Promise begins where The Proud Tree leaves off, as .the newly-sprouted Rex begins his life in the company of many other forest creatures. Chatty the chip- munk, and others in turn, tell Rex about Jesus. Rex heard the story beginning with Adam and Eve, as told by Prudence the squirrel; then, Angelo the spar- row told of the Annunciation, and Jesus' birth was related by CJ, whose father was the donkey who carried Mary to Bethlehem. This charming little book is for children in grades three to five, but mothers and fathers, Sunday schools, vacation bible schools, religious education classes, and even retired elementary teachers will want both The Proud Tree and The Promise. Both are avail- able at religious book stores and from Liguori. About the author: Luane Roche is the mother of two sons and a registered nurse. She and her husband live in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The Proud Tree, first published in 1981, was her ,first book, and was originally written for her CCD class. In her parish, Roche has served as catechist and as secre- tary of the'religious education staff. Her first effort brought phenomenal success. 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