May the Fourth. . .

May 4 came around a couple of weeks ago, and, as Star Wars fans know, it’s the day to wish our friends, “May the fourth (force) be with you.” It’s silly but it brings back a memory of a group of editorial coworkers attending the first showing of the movie back in 1977. We were awed by the stunning graphic effects and amused by the reckless heroics of its characters. Though “the force” portrayed in the movie was more pantheistic than Christian, I related it to how God’s powerful Spirit pervades the universe. When Jesus ascended he left his followers this astounding spiritual force. A comforter, a teacher, a guide, the third person of the holy Trinity, given to us out of God’s love. He’s still here and he’s always available.

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