Adventure is out there
As tag lines go, the film UP has a good one… and adventure is obviously a theme that permeates our culture.
I don’t think there’s a character that oozes the sense of adventure more than Indiana Jones. Dr Jones is always looking for adventure and searching for the unexplainable. Advent is a time when we engage with the unexplainable, when we join in with the greatest adventure, the journey of faith.
Perhaps this year more than most, we are aware of the impact death has had in our world. Death, if popular literature and film are to be believed, is the ultimate adventure. I’d like to take a sentence in this Indie inspired post to recognise the late Sean Connery’s contribution to the franchise – Dr. Jones Sn will be missed. Death is not what Christmas is about, but it is inextricably linked to Easter which is more so.
It is easy to think Christmas,
and it is easy to believe Christmas,
but it is hard to act Christmas.
The thing about Indiana Jones is that he doesn’t just lecture on antiquities, he gets involved in the adventure of finding and protecting them. It’s easy to have Christmas in our heads and to believe the story but perhaps it’s harder to be involved in the adventure?
What can we do to be actively involved in the Advent adventure?