Pastor Toller’s spiritual anguish, I think, is an exaggeration of a malaise that afflicts much of the church and society. It is not a lack of faith (either for Toller or the church at large). We become so overwhelmed by the griefs and pains of life that we feel paralyzed to address the deep needs of the world around us.
In the streets of Mariupol, Ukraine, abandoned and orphaned children face a life of addiction and abuse. For many years, Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko has made a name for himself by creating the largest children’s rehab facility in the former Soviet Union.
The Masked Saint is a unique film with the potential to connect with a cross-section of Americana, but it falls prey to slow pacing and simply trying to accomplish too much.