You did a different thing… that is a rarity…
Last night I watched the new BBC drama “Blackout” with Christopher Ecclestone. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I tuned in as the trailers looked interested and I find that I rather like the quirky style of Mr Ecclestone. I’d encourage you to tune in on BBCiplayer.
So C.E. plays this rather unlikeable local councillor; he’s shown using a prostitute and drinks heavily throughout most of this opener (including behind the wheel). There’s some shady dealings going on between him and someone bidding for a council contract (papers are photocopied late at night, brown paper envelopes, more booze and all that sort of thing.)
Then (bizarrely) he does something utterly out-of-character, something which others call heroic… though he himself shies away from this term, which oddly made me think of “but who do you say I am?” [Luke 9.20 / Mark 8.29 / Matthew 16.13-20]
Following on from this he wants to do better, to be a better man – he wants to do away with the bs of contemporary society (focusing here on local politics). Similarities with Christ’s attitude to the bureaucratic Pharisees?
Can ‘bad’ people do ‘good’ things?
Can God use ‘broken pots’? [2 Corinthians] (thanks to Momma for this thought!)
And the line spoken by the nurse which I opened with… being / doing different makes us a rarity… makes us stand out… how comfortable am I, are you, standing out like that?