That will be our overall message: To reach for the stars no matter what your situation. Will there be obstacles? Yes. Will it be easy? Absolutely not. But there are too many examples of men who were able to be successful and make the right decisions who came from so-called "broken homes."
The audience' response to Tyler Perry and Bishop Jakes is psychologically intriguing. It is Bishop Jakes who is receiving the million dollars and yet the audience is rejoicing as if they are Bishop Jakes.
Some people seem amazed that Bishop Jakes is successful in film, but I never was. He has always been a master of the Old Testament narrative, commanding the descriptive, psycho-spiritual dynamics of the text which makes him a master story teller.
Why come to Toronto if you aren't going to shine a bit of a light on the live audience and city in general? Why have the speakers counsel these random Skypers from across the world when they could have done some personal exercises with members of this audience?