Friday, October 8, 2010

The Answer

After writing this past Wednesday’s blog, I watched Glee, a usual Tuesday evening occurrence for me. Yes, it skims the edge, but it’s set in my home-state of Ohio and is full of musical numbers that pop out of nowhere like a proper good musical, a cherished genre in my heart.

Anyway, this particular episode tackled religion.


Hollywood + religion = vague to hostile.

Glee + religion = unpredictable to heartbreaking.

As in the series finale of Lost when they left the “end” as a destination reached by multiple paths, I expected a similar moral to this story.

But I was surprised.

The episode did a very good job highlighting the question.

Each character faced a different challenge in their beliefs about God. And true to the personality of this show, they didn’t hold back. At first, I cringed and shook my head. But then I thought, no. Real people have real concerns, real hurts, real doubts. Hiding the need doesn’t make the situation disappear or the solution magical.

The sad part was the question was left unanswered. They didn’t even leave it at “everyone’s okay.” It was more like, “everyone’s screwed up.”

Well, everyone is screwed up, but the answer is that we don’t have to stay that way!

Oh, that those who seek will find Him.

Oh, that we who know Him will allow the light of His love to shine through.

Have a great weekend, Dry Ground friends. Thanks for spending a part of your Friday with me!

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Sarah Baker said...

I saw this episode of "Glee" and thought the same thing! I LOVED this episode! For me it showed a truer message of "tolerance" as not being an absence of God, but a love for people that transcends barrier.

Also, that those truly interested in dialog aren't the ones crying "separation of church and state."