:: Sunday, December 12, 2004 ::
The Call of God in "SpiderMan 2"
I just finished watching "SpiderMan 2." The movie is entirely about call.
A few jottings:
"With great power comes great responsibility." This is, of course, the theme of the SpiderMan universe. It speaks of talents put to use; it speaks even more of fulfilling the call of God on one's life - even if one did not ask for it.
The movie deals with living others' dreams: is Parker really supposed to live out his uncle's command?
The movie discusses the sacrifices necessary to fulfill the call; then it says that everything will work out anyway. I'm not sure if that's accurate. But, then again, that might be my fear of success talking.
Most importantly to me, it discusses the question of boundaries. How responsible is Peter Parker? Is he supposed to help everyone? Where are the limits of what he is to do? How does he balance the competing priorities in his life?
I suppose this movie leaves me with more questions than answers. But I see it as a useful tool for thinking about such matters.
Peace in Christ.
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