Not a film this time, but a three part series (currently showing on BBC iPlayer) about the remarkable story of the founding of the SAS in North Africa, in 1941. This documentary tells the unlikely tale of what happened when maverick David Stirling had the vision of a different kind of unit, one that would fight behind the enemy lines. He gathered together a bunch of incredibly courageous misfits and rebels, who were willing to live and do battle in the harshest conditions. In this very particular kind of role these men gave everything, and so the SAS was born. It seems to me that the Old Testament is full of mavericks and misfits and rebels. People who have gone down in history for their faith and courage and determination in the most difficult of circumstances. Folks like Ruth, Daniel, Ezekiel, Esther, Rahab, David, Rizpah and Moses took incredible risks, laying everything on the line at times. Inspired and strengthened by their love for God and their devotion to others. That great saintly scribbler Paul wrote about the way God chooses the foolish folk to disrupt the wise. Inviting misfits and strugglers to follow him and be part of the work of love on this earth. Choosing the little people, to do small, remarkable things.
‘But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.’
‘But God chose those whom the world considers foolish to shame those who think they are wise, and God chose the puny and powerless to shame the high and mighty.’ 1 Corinthians 1 v 27