Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Christian Lessons from Star Wars Rogue One

Every single one of the main characters in the movie lays down his or her life for others.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

This movie impacted my heart more than I expected because it made me think about my own children laying down their lives, a far more intense idea than a vague someone.

I was asking myself, if I find myself in a situation like St. Sophia or St. Julitta, mothers who had to cope with their children be martyred, will I be able to handle it? Will my children be able to handle it? Will they stand for their faith like the child saints Faith, Hope, Love, and Cyricus?

I need to pray differently for my children. Sure, I will keep praying for them to be kept from harm, like the Children's Prayer to the Guardian Angel: Keep me from every evil, sickness, and grief. 

But also, Lord help my children be brave and courageous and willing to die for others, willing to die for their faith if that time ever comes. Lord, help me be brave and courageous and willing to die to myself.

That is the first lesson I gathered from Rogue One.

Jyn Erson
Captain Cassian
Chirrut Imwe
Baze Malbus
Bodhi Rook

They had courage to be willing to die for others.

If you are not a Star Wars fan, then perhaps you won't be interested in the rest of this series. Maybe you want to learn to make Veggie Loaf, instead of meatloaf, since Great Lent is here! Or you might like to learn how to turn a beloved children's book into a literature lesson.

However, if your family enjoys Star Wars as much as my family does, be on the lookout for future installments in this little series, Lessons from Rogue One.
Part 2
Part 3

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