This homily is based on Mt 5:1-12.

Believe it or not, one of the most spiritual movies I’ve seen is “The Matrix,” which came out in 1999.  Written and directed by brothers Larry and Andy Wachowski, this futuristic science fiction film is filled not only with great special effects and some fascinating action sequences, but also with a lot of religious and philosophical symbolisms.  Its two sequels have managed to surpass the special effects and the box office earnings of the original, but when it comes to depth of meaning, in my opinion, they don’t even come close to the first.