Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. - 2 Corinthians 2:15
So one of our favorite family shows to watch on TV is Marvel Agents of Shield. As we were catching up this past weekend on episodes we'd missed, something really jumped out at me.
I'll fill you in a bit in case you don't watch the show. Fitz is this crazy-smart scientist nerd hero. He saved the girl he's in love with and suffered a brain injury in the process. It's been incredibly hard and frustrating for him, but he's still fighting on because that's what heroes do, right?
Mac is a big strong tough guy who's befriended Fitz in an amazing way. Recently his body was taken over by an alien bad guy and he was unable to stop himself from doing bad-guy-things. He's still trying to process all that. Fitz was trying to get him to open up and talk about it. He ended by saying, “I know what you're going through.”
Mac asked angrily, “Really? You know what it's like to lose control? To be trapped inside your own body, unable to tell it what to do? To watch yourself hurt the people that you care about?”
Fitz answers, “Yeah.”
Yeah, Mac. In fact, we do.
Who knew marvel had such a handle on Traumatic Brain Injury?!
Later in the same episode, Fitz comforts the newly-inhuman Skye...
She sobs, “There's something drastically wrong with me.”
And Fitz assures, “No, you're just different now. You're just different now... and there's nothing wrong with that.”
Is it cheesy to admit I cried?
Thought you might need to hear it, too.
Heavenly Father, Thank You for understanding. Thank You for others who understand, who stand beside. Thank You for loving even though we're different now. In Jesus' Name, Amen...
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