Rest


Return to your rest,
O my soul, for the Lord
has been good to you.

-Psalm 116

Background

Empire of the Sun

Director: Steven Spielberg
Year: Dec. 1987
Plot Outline: After being separated from his parents and left alone, a young English boy fights to survive under the Japanese occupation of Shanghai during World War II.
Scene: After a period of hyper-vigilance, Jamie (Christian Bale) stands with a group of children at a Red Cross shelter where parents have come to search for their lost children at the end of the war.

“Motherland”

Artist: Natalie Merchant
Album: Motherland
Label: Elektra Entertainment, 2001.
Overview: Using the rhythms of a lullaby, Natalie Merchant sings of the desire to find safety and peace amidst a cold, harsh world.

Quotations

Lyrics

What we notice

Questions for reflection

Handout

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