Watched the Shawshank Redemption last night with a couple of friends. Hadn’t seen this movie in a few years since the night I sat with 3 mates in a caravan on a deserted site in Castlerock in sheer silence at 3am in the morning. I said that night I probably would never see a better movie and was reminded of that last night…

It’s an epic and inspires me every time. Maybe cos I suppose deep down I wanna be a bit like Andy Defresne – achieving impossible things and reaching for the unknown beyond the walls. However, I was also reminded how sometimes you have to tunnel through 500 yards of sewage and mess to get to your freedom. What a hero!

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free. I’m thankful I know ‘Hope’ personally. His name is Jesus.