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I am a crazy woman, funny and carefree but type A and anal all at the same time. I have two daughters and a Father who's a King...what more do I need?! My goal on this planet is to help His bride: literally (I plan weddings for a living!) and spiritually (I occasionally offer words of wisdom to loved ones...) Bless us all on this journey!

Jesus and His Girl

Jesus and His Girl

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Betrayal and Star Wars

Ok I watched the third Star Wars this past weekend, as in Revenge of the Sith. Not for kids! But VERY POWERFUL: power of love ("I'll do anything for you, even giving up my soul") power of pride ("I'm the chosen one but they don't appreciate me") power of betrayal ("I give up my soul to save my wife but the Dark Side betrays me anyway"). The movie is hard to watch because---in case you've been under a rock since 1976---the bad guys win. Not in the end of course, eventually Return of the Jedi saves the day! But in this particular episode cute little Anakin grows up and gradually joins the Dark Side, kills children in the process, gets burned alive at the end and eventually puts on "the suit." And is still betrayed at the end! So here's what I was chewing on about betrayal: the reason it hurts so bad is because, by definition, it comes from the one person you trust the most to hurt you the least. Think about it. Who lives on this planet that you are absolutely safe with? Absolutely vulnerable with? Tell your deepest secrets to? It's the pain THAT person causes that hurts worse than pain from anyone else...that's what makes betrayal so evil. This movie just really made me think about that; in my family, my Christianity, my relationships with my friends, everything... I've been betrayed, and I don't EVER want to be the cause of that kind of pain to anyone!

6 comments:

Elizabeth F. said...

I have been under a rock evidently. LOL!

But, like the Bible says the wounds of a friend can be trusted...:-)

Jenny W said...

he becomes darth vader! this totally cute little guy grows up to kill children and become the epitome of evil. it's awful! but totally thought provoking...we all have the potential for evil, so what makes one man choose it and another man avoid it?

Elizabeth F. said...

free-will.

betharoo said...

DO you know that there were S. American and New Guinean cultures up until the 50's-ish that still valued betrayal as the highest art form of a warrior - as they were able to inflict the highest amount of pain? Literally - like learning how to beat a physical body so that the wounds wouldn't show, warriors would befriend fellow tribesmen and then rape and murder the wife, steal their children and leave the friend to suffer. No blood.

Hard to believe until I processed how not much is different in our natures of valuing self over others. It's just the distance some will go to ensure their place of security and power outside of God.

Mrs. Sara said...

Breakfast in bed. That's the only kind of be-tray-al that I want.

HAR HAR HAR...

Gina said...

I agree with you Jen. I wouldn't want to be the cause of that kind of pain, and it is the people we love the most who hurt us the most.