As I continue to find my Christian perspective on stereotypically rejected books a couple of ideas are growing.
- A life anchored in Jesus Christ is the most important thing.
- That gives life-crucial linkages which along into things read.
- Christ becomes the foil for interpretation and when that happens good develops.
- Consider how Becky views Blue and how Ginny views Blue. Both are absolutely convinced about Blue. One is right and one is wrong, but sometimes (probably most times) a homeless person has no business being quickly brought into your own home. Blue was Ginny’s salvation from an icy suicide attempt and has become a boon to her. Becky, reasonably, does not see that. Cannot these things interpose into our entertainments?
- Can I allow person x, y, or z to disavow my reading of Blue?
- Meaning: I don’t discard or judge them for figuring I am out in left field for this. Ginny needs to make sure that she does not throw Becky out.
- Can person x, y, or z allow my reading of Blue without figuring my Christianity is defunct?
- Becky needs to not throw Ginny out.
- Reading is less about x, y, or z being “bad” and more about the approach of Christ being good.
- This does not mean all things are good or acceptable.
- Each of us still has our own life shape. Life shape, like Christ-linkages, has impact on that which we read and partake of. Some books (or (music, movies, TV) may be poor players with those shapes. For some a book like Blue will play poorly with our life shape and should be avoided. Others don’t find that bite, trap or sin hiding there.
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