Last week I watched Appointment with Death on DVD. It was based on the book by Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot solved the crime. Apparently though, there were some significant changes to the plot in the DVD version. It was not a pleasant story. One of the characters, Jinny, had experienced severe childhood abuse and I felt the “flash backs” were overdone. However, at the end of the movie, I nearly fell off my chair when Hercule Poirot consoled Jinny with these words:

“There is nothing in the world so damaged that it cannot be repaired by the hand of Almighty God”.

Where did that come from? It doesn’t sound like anything Agatha Christie would write. Did a script writer think he ought to add some hope to an otherwise dismal tale?

Anyway it is quite a profound thought and one that requires a step of faith to believe. I must admit I haven’t always believed it but these days I do.