The Fall

I watched all 3 seasons of The Fall on Netflix over the past few days and it was so gratifying.  Season 3, apparently the least liked season, is such an insightful depiction of how our actions impact other people’s lives.

Being a fan of Gillian Anderson from the X-Files times, it is a real pleasure to see her so invested again in a strong role within law enforcement. But what really made me love and appreciate Gillian’s character in The Fall was the progressive display of her humanity.

She falls from a dehumanized attitude towards life and then picks up her bed and walks out of the walls that she has built around her to protect a deeply empathetic person who grew up hurt, angry and lonely.

Towards the end of the series, a quote redefines this transformed person as she sticks it to her kitchen wall: he that loves not abides in death. This is none other than a slightly different phrasing for John 1 3:14: He who does not love abides in death.

This was such an edifying ending – and throughout the series I felt that the importance of a relationship with God was being discreetlybut surely being explored.

I want more Christian ideas to slip through the cracks of entertainment like that. As Paul wisely put as he addressed the Philippians:

The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.

And, my friends, today I rejoice with Paul because even the scriptwriters of The Fall end up unknowingly preaching Christ!

Grace & Peace

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