I know this may sound a bit odd coming from a girly girl like me… but I actually quite enjoy the Star Wars movies. Especially the newer three. So of course when they came on last weekend, I recorded them on our DVR. And when the next three come on this weeked? I’ll DVR those too.

Now, I know, I know, I KNOW that all analogies break down,… and I’m not really sure how far you can take this one before it falls to pieces… but as Princess and I were watching Revenge of the Sith, I seized the teachable moment to analyze how the dark side is like sin.

I don’t know if it’s intentional (which I doubt), or just really convenient (probably), but think about it.

  1. When you give in to the dark side, it will consume you.
  2. You are no less angry and sad when you switch to the dark side, now you’re just angry and sad and on the wrong side.
  3. Being consumed with personal gain only gets worse when you switch the dark side.
  4. Those on the dark side are surrounded by death and evilness.
  5. When on the dark side, you don’t have love, not really.

On the other hand:

  1. Those in the light put others above themselves.
  2. The good side of the force is used to help others.
  3. If you’re on the good side of the force and become sad, you will draw strength from the force to still do what is right.
  4. On the good side, the Jedi are commanded to have compassion and love others.
  5. Those in the light are happy servants of the light.

Just a few verses:

So I guess you really can make a teachable moment out of just about anything. 😉

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Hey, y’all! I'm Amber, and I wear many hats: Pastor's wife, marriage advocate, eclectic homeschooler, mother of three, and domestically challenged homemaker--lovin’ life and livin’ deep in the heart of Texas.
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