In the CONCLUSION
part of the original document (1)
The end of the
movie is superb
once it is seen with the Eyes to See
and Ears to
Hear. We will not explain it here since it may take away from
effect of viewing it in the movie as it unfolds before your own eyes.
However, if you are not going to see
the movie or think that it will not affect your viewing of the movie,
and read about it.
If you have accessed this page it is because you are not going to see
the movie, The Adjustment Bureau
you have seen
it already - thus we will not spoil it for you with our discussion
about how the movie ended.
The movie clearly portrays the attraction between the main characters,
David and Elise,
as something quite beyond a mere physical attraction. The bond is
obviously a bond
of that intangible God given gift which we may call "espousal love".
That is, two body-encased-souls who are destined to become "one flesh"
[Gen. 2:24 and Matt. 19:6]
Even the only intimate "bedroom scene" shown had to be amongst the most
proper and dignified, not to mention, subdued scene of that nature that
we have seen, underscoring the true spiritual dimension of the story.
David is told by the agents of the Adjustment
why he and Elise
could not be
It would greatly scale down the grand
destiny David had been
created for - up to and including the US Presidency. David was also
their union would also dim the bright
future that Elise was destined for.
He decides to "make a run for it" - that is, turn his back on his
bright, and humanly very enticing future, just to be united with her.
explains to her what he knew about the bright future that awaited her
should they not come together. She also is willing to "make a run for
it" and give up everything in exchange to be united with him.
He decided to take his case "to the top" - that is, to the Director of the Adjustment Bureau
who, as you remember, is God - the Master of all destinies.
As they desperately race to where they think they may find the Director
to plead their "love case" with him, the agents of the Adjustment
Bureau continue in their pursuit so that they can "reformat" him. This
least, allow one of them, Elise, to fulfill her appointed destiny.
When they enter through the door behind which they think the Director's
office is, they find themselves on top of a New York skyscraper -
Heaven, of course.
The agents of the Adjustment Bureau
catch up with them and are about to
carry out the orders given and reformat him.
The couple, surrounded by the agents of the Adjustment Bureau
embrace and kiss knowing that that was going to be the end of their
When they break their embrace they find themselves totally alone atop
of the skyscraper, then.... a lone agent of the Adjustment Bureau
appears with an envelope which contained a paper - a decree from the
Director, that is God, who had been moved to rewrite their destinies so
that they could indeed become "one flesh" in Time and be united
Do notice that they did not try to defy the Director (God). David,
instead, was determined to
, his case before God.
It was clear that they were both willing to give up their most
brilliant futures for the
love that bound them together.
How could God not apply His unfathomable Mercy in this case and change
whatever He had to change in the Universe so that love could triumph
for these two souls who were willing to give up everything, their lives
included, to "go to the top" and appeal their case to Love Itself -
Needless to say it, but we will nonetheless do so:
this must be among the
most moving love story that miguel de Portugal has ever seen. We also
recommend it on those grounds.
Let us pray.... and continue
our cases before God while always deferring to His Will.
God can do what no other human being could
possibly do, and, when He does it through His Active Will, the
result will always