- Jenny W
- 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!
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!