THE REAL STORY OF A MAN WHO DOES NOT LET HIMSELF BE OVERCOME BY FEAR
In Mexico, most kidnappings don’t last more than a week ... But Bosco Gutiérrez, a renowned architect from Mexico City, is kept two hundred and fifty-seven days locked up in a room 9’ long by 3’ wide, not knowing if his family can negotiate his release. It will be in this space, tiny and deprived-of-everything he thought was important, where he learns to take charge of his life and discover true freedom. The first days he gives up, succumbs to despair and thinks he can’t do anything. He hardly eats. He doesn’t wash. He doesn’t even move from the corner where he let himself fall. He’s convinced there is no way out. To celebrate Mexico's Independence Day, his kidnappers grant him a wish: he asks for a whiskey. His mouth waters just thinking about it. They bring him a glass of whiskey filled to the brim and he looks at it longingly. While he gloats over it, the voice of his conscience, which is where God speaks to him, tells him to offer it to Him. Isn’t his kidnapping enough? Must he also renounce his only pleasure? It doesn’t seem fair. But this is the turning point. Instead of giving into despair he discovers his interior freedom: He realizes he does have something to offer and thus becomes the master of his own destiny. If this is your life, you better do something with it: exercise (something he may need to escape one day), find a way of counting the days ... up to 257.
This is the surprising story about how a seemingly impossible situation leaves a man not just free, but also strengthened in every aspect of his life.
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THE REAL STORY ABOUT THE POWER OF FAITH IN THE FACE OF DEATH
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