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Spiderman 3 and Forgiveness

May 5, 2007

If you haven’t seen the movie yet you might want to come back to my blog after you’ve seen it. I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you!

Last night Pastor Amy, her husband Charlie, Matthew, Keith, Lisa and myself went to see the latest installment of Spiderman. I was fairly pleased with the movie. The effects were amazing and we finally got to see the black suit! (for those of us who loved the comics) Anyway, there was a really neat scriptural principal in the movie I thought I would point out.

Peter who has struggled with his own inadequacies and with bitterness related to the loss of his uncle, which he blamed himself for, has a clothing issue in this film. Yes, a clothing issue. All of us carry pain and inadequacy in our lives from time to time and we come to the point at which we deal with it or it deals with us. The scripture tells us to clothe ourselves with Christ. A willing choice to put on his likeness by what we say, do, and think. Peter chooses to clothe himself in the black suit which brings out the worst in him. It amplifies his bitterness and negative qualities. This is what happens to us when we clothe ourselves with a secular worldview. In the movie he finally comes to the point of hating what he has become and clothes himself with the red and blue suit (represents his selfless, sacrificing, good nature). Then, when he was confronted with the object of his bitterness (the man who killed his uncle) he is able to forgive himself and his uncle’s killer.

We need so desperately to daily clothe ourselves with Christ. To choose according to His nature not according to a secular worldview. It is there that we find freedom, healing, and true life.

Abiding
Scott

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