Friday, February 22, 2013

Lent Day 8 (Thursday)

Exercise:  None (rest/sick).


1 Corinthians 13:4-7

King James Version (KJV)
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Thoughts: It's interesting as I challenge myself to do this throughtout that scripture is presented to me in different places.  Whether it's to lift myself up, to lift up someone else, or from an episode of FOX's "Bones".  In this show the two main characters are very polar opposite spiritually, but after several seasons find themselves living together with a child.  Temperance Brenan (aka "Bones") is a devout atheist.  Seeley Booth is an ex-military sniper working for the FBI and is a devout Catholic.  What I find interesting is that there is a definite and distinct change in Temperance as the show progresses, and in the episode we watched last night from the current season she is starting to quote scripture.  The writers even went to the King James version to get the quote;  Most modern translations use the word "Love" instead of "Charity".  It was a sub-plot to the main story, but it's showing a lot of character development that is refreshing.  Instead of seeing a character delve into darker places, they are silently and without fanfaire showing a character being shown the light.  Definitely out of character on a network known for it's shock value.

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