Monday, April 04, 2011


Just finished watching Spider-Man 3... haven't seen that movie in quite a while!

I love the message this story portrays about revenge and how the desire for it can take over you and cause you to lose yourself in the process. We all have a choice to do what is right or what is not. We can choose to forgive those who wrong us or enter into the deep spiral of bitterness and the domino effect that takes place from our actions or words.

It was hard to see Topher Grace's character, Eddie Brock, fall into the confusion of what the "venom" offered him- a sense of power and pride. Yet he did not recognize what Spider-Man was trying to tell him: "You'll lose yourself."

This reminds me of some thoughts I have been tossing around over the last several months- reconciliation and forgiveness. What does it mean to be a peacemaker to someone who's wronged you?

My current philosophy is this: to be at peace with someone does not necessarily mean rebuilding what was lost. Sometimes it means communicating a mutual forgiveness and release of what was and moving forward in your own separate lives.

Do you agree or disagree?
I am not 100% sold on this theory just yet and would be curious to hear what you think being a peacemaker means!

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