What did Liam Neeson, playing the role of Tom Carter in the movie, Honest Thief, mean by the interesting flick? How many who were entranced by the crime thriller noticed the subtle messages communicated through the channel? How many were piqued by the contradiction inherent in the title? Actually, ‘that contradiction’ almost made me say I would not watch the movie at first but then I remembered that Liam Neeson was playing the lead. It occurred to me that the producers were comfortable pushing out the production because the element of contradictions have become so amplified in our world today. It is almost as if the suggestion by late Marily Monroe that “If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty,” has been widely embraced. So, a brutal and murderous individual could also be the ‘best loving father and husband’ at the same time.
In Luke 12:39, Jesus said “If the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not have suffered his house to be broken through.”
Similarly, ‘if the goodman of the house had known why the thief was coming, perhaps he might have taken some concrete measures to avoid his goods being plundered by the thief.’
In the first statement, focus was on the timing of the visit from the thief while in the second statement the focus is on the motive of the thief.
In the coming days we would explore ten important pointers from the ‘Memo’ of Liam Neeson’s Honest Thief.