Damages …

[God says] “I want the wicked to change their ways and live.” Ezekiel 33:11

imageGod has the final answer to everything. He can blackball us at the gateway to heaven, but as in Ezekiel shares, God prefers the wicked to turn their lives around…reverse their destructive ways. This theme repeated itself throughout the Old Testament. The Israelites suffered greatly from a form of constipation–the inability to change their ways.

Recently my husband and I watched on Netflix all six seasons of the R-rated fictional drama, Damages, starring Glenn Close as Attorney Patty Hewes and Rose Byrne as Attorney Ellen Parson. The writers of this drama dug deep into their creative minds to show extreme evil acts of executives in big business trying to cheat someone out of their pensions or financial fortunes. Patty Hewes, a high-end successful attorney, who would go above and below the law to win her cases. Her protege, a new attorney Ellen Parson,  became her rival.

All my life I’ve avoided watching or reading suspense thrillers–they simply don’t entertain me. I chose this drama because Glenn Close is one of my favorite actors. After a few episode, I got hooked on the plots, the characters, and hope that Hewes would reverse her evil ways and that Parsons would not follow her and also become a dirty, underhanded, scrupulous high-profile attorney. One did turned herself around; one didn’t. I’ll say no more.

Dear God, help us find strength in our good hearts, minds, and souls to walk away from evil. Amen.

 

 

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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