“MUST WE ALWAYS FINISH LAST?” (Mt 11:11-15): 13 December 2007 (St. Lucy, Thursday)
Woody Allen’s 1989 film “Crimes and Misdemeanors” is about two men who can’t be more different from one another. The first is an eye doctor named Judah (played by Martin Landau), whose mistress (Angelica Huston) is enraged when she realizes that contrary to promises made earlier, he will not leave his wife to live with her. In retaliation, she resorts to blackmail and threatens to ruin his reputation. Desperate, Judah decides to hire someone to kill her. But instead of getting caught and punished, or even just losing sleep over his crime, Judah manages to move on. The crisis lifts, and to his surprise, his life even prospers.