Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV an Rocky Balboa are 5 of my favorite movies of all time. Notice I didn’t put Rocky V on this list, but even it is a good movie – because Rocky is in it.
Well, who knew Rocky was a Christian? OK that may be pushing it, although in a few scenes he does go to church to pray or ask a priest to pray for him – but I do find it cool that one of Rocky’s greatest speeches lines up with something Scripture teaches – which is basically, when you get knocked down – get back up!
“Let me tell you something you already know.The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!
Now if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth! But you gotta be willing to take the hits. And not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!”
-Rocky Balboa in Rocky Balboa (aka Rocky 6).
“Though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again.” (Proverbs 24:16)