As Deacon Greg points out, this video is a nice Lenten reminder that we have the means of unburdening ourselves and making things right.
The video was cute and also a little sad for me; I hated seeing Denver so burdened. I believe God hates to see us so burdened by our sins, too. And the owner makes a good point with the second dog who “let it happen.” We are supposed to help each other through our worst temptations.
I doubt very much that the videomaker was trying to produce a theological epic, but it would have been really perfect if after the little time-out in the penalty box, the owner had coaxed him out and hugged him to let him know all was well, wouldn’t it?
I mean, I’m sure the owner loves his dog and did do that. But I would have included it, had I’d shot it.
And that gives me a perfect segue into encouraging you to let your kids or their schools know about I-Confess; a Lenten Video Scholarship Contest:
In an effort to help promote New York’s All Day Confessions event, happening Monday April 18th, The Diocese of Brooklyn in conjunction with both the Archdiocese of New York and Diocese of Rockville Centre are launching a grassroots digital campaign called i-Confess. Using both social and digital media, the goal of this campaign is to generate interest in the act of Confession throughout New York State.
As part of the i-Confess campaign and beginning March 8th local New York area students will have the opportunity to create and submit short (up to 1 minute in length) YouTube stylized videos for a chance to win the top prize of $25,000 towards an educational scholarship and the school will receive an additional $25,000. A second place prize of $10,000 and the school will receive an additional $10,000, multiple third place prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded. The winning video may also be featured in the official All Day Confessions campaign TV commercial airing throughout NY.
As we saw with the video above, the entry doesn’t have to be glamorous, expensive or overly artistic. All it really needs is a great idea, done with a bit of passion.
Something like this, actually:
The deadline to submit a videos is April 8, so go here for the rules and break out the camcorder!