Last night I watched the BBC 2 film Marvellous and it was. 88 minutes of gripping life by the character Nello, a adult with learning difficulties, with more gifts than many people i’ve met recently combined! His character was a shining example of what it means to be Jesus walking on our streets today! Despite knocks in his life, he seem to look so positively on life.I was brought to tears many times and laugh out loud more times than I can remember.
Nello’s love for Stoke City brings him to work as the kit man for manager Lou Macari. Part biopic, part musical and part fantasy, this is the inspirational and incredible true story of Neil Baldwin, a man who refused to accept the label of learning difficulties, and who has led an extraordinary life. Not only was Neil (Nello) a kit man at Stoke but worked at Keele University student as a all around chaplain/student support/and has recently been given a honourary Masters.
If this man doesn’t get a OBE this year I will personally write to the PM myself and start a campaign! This will go down as one of my all time greatest films ever that i’ve watched.
This has encouragement so much in the last 24 hours. If Neil lived and living a life like this – how can we be more like Neil or better more like Jesus! Loving each person for who they are, making them feel loved, accepted and needed ! Jesus I wanna be more like you and nello!