I just saw the latest Star Wars movie with my family. I am not a huge fan of action films, but it’s fun to see these trilogies together.
In this latest movie, I noticed more reflection between the Jedi characters. I saw Christian themes of faithfulness, sacrifice, darkness and light, forgiveness, empowerment, creation, rebirth and love. Ordinary things are transformed into something exceptional and we are reminded that we are part of something larger than ourselves. Rose says to Finn: “That’s how we’re gonna win. Not fighting what we hate, saving what we love.”
The moment I found to be most significant was 7 seconds of silence. Although what happened during this silence was a significant part of the story, it was the silence amidst the action and noise of the rest of the movie that was so impactful to me. Maybe this is a reminder for me to remember to be silent each day. Maybe it is a reminder not to “fight” for what I think I need, but to allow faith and love to guide me. The Holy Spirit will always be with me to guide me and help me to love.