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Eleanor Thomas’s success as a Washington DC juvenile court judge is challenged when her inner-city past comes to court and demands more than judgment, prompting her to return to her impoverished neighborhood of youth. Will her renewed sense of purpose reinvigorate her faith?
I just watched episode 3 and it was about There can be many cases where children believe –or are asked to follow in their family’s footsteps. These situations can be either beneficial or detrimental to their life’s journey. For example, Eleanor hears John’s case in her courtroom. Both John’s father and his uncle have been in prison for many years. When Eleanor hears his case, she asks if he wants to wind up with the same fate as his family or if he wants to make a new beginning for himself.
Eleanor’s job puts her in a position where she can challenge these children to break the cycle. When we, too, feel stuck or obligated to follow a path we feel uneasy or uncomfortable with, we should not be afraid to take a stand for ourselves and make a change. Change can be scary – because it usually means we’re stepping out into the unknown. But when God is calling for us to step out in faith or make a change, we should follow His voice and guidance, knowing that He will be there every step of the way with us.
My Opinion: This episode showed me that if you grew up in a certain area and know the neighborhood how you want to help that area. The judge had a kind heart and was not all about putting kids away in foster care or prison. I liked how Eleanor has compassion and a heart.
Eleanor’s Bench is a touching show that shines a light on the juvenile justice system in an informative and enlightening way. New series “Eleanor’s Bench" is streaming exclusively on Pure Flix now!
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