Thursday, April 01, 2010

Being Human....















One of the benefits of college apart from a librarian who can predict what you want to read better than Amazon, is that there is the best collection of DVD box sets and films to borrow.

OK - Being Human is slightly strange as far as BBC Dramas go, but nevertheless the first series is compelling as it explores what it is to be truly human. Funny, ridiculous, yet in places the thoughts behind the script pulls you up short. In places strangely familiar.
"It's when you've worked out who you are that you can really start to live..."

"Where do I belong? Where do I fit? Who are my people? Where do my loyalties lie? We all choose our tribe. It's that need to belong, to live within boundaries, cause it's scary on the outside, on the fringes. Some labels are forced on us. They mock us, set us apart 'til we're like ghosts, drifting through other people's lives. But only if we let the labels hold. You can p... your whole life away trying out who you might be. It's when you've worked out who you are that you can really start to live."
Seems to me that Jesus modelled what it is to really start to live; seems to me that the key to living fully is knowing who you are, abundant life flows from knowing to whom you belong - anything else - mocks fullness of life.

1 comment:

IanH said...

Hi Gordon - I was going to do a blog about Being Human but you beat me to it. I was going to make a point about apologetics needing to be refocussed on what it means to be human. Maybe another time.

If you have a great collection of DVDs, see if you can get The Wire...life in the drug invested city centre of Baltimore, which will not be any different to London, Leeds, etc. Best tv series ever.

Have a good Easter.
Ian