This week on Geek Devotions, Celeste takes a look at the Battle of Mon Cola in season 4 of Star Wars Clone Wars. Here you see a young prince who is doing his best to do the right thing, but it wearing down on him. Have you ever felt like giving up when things always seem to go south when you try to do the right thing? How should a Christian respond to these moments? Join us today as Celeste talks about this very thing.
Recently I’ve been watching the Clone Wars series, partially because we started it this year partially because we are trying to finish up before season 2 of Mandalorian releases. Mostly because we have heard rumors that Ahsoka was going to be in season two.
In season 4 we get introduced to 2 races, one we’ve seen and one we haven’t before. They are the Mon Calamari people and the Quarren. The Quarren and the Mon Calamari are at odds. The king has died and the young prince does not inspire people to follow. He’s not given the chance because the separatists (aka Count Dooku) have swooped in and are controlling the situation taking over and helping the Quarren to take control of the planet.
What the Quarren don’t know is that Dooku plans to give control of the planet to someone other than them turning them into slaves along with the Mon Calamari. The prince with the help of Ahsoka ends up over several episodes saving the day and inspiring his people to fight back. Prince Lee Char had a quality that is why we are talking about him today.
He refused to give up. He was so tenacious about giving his people hope even when he didn’t know what to do, that it was inspiring to watch. As Christian’s, we are called to do good works as an outpouring of our salvation. But it can be tiresome to always be super active in doing good things. Especially when it seems like no matter how much good we do, things don’t seem to change.
Let us take a look at this mandate found in Galatians:
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Galatians 6:9-10 ESV
Doing good things, being helpful to others can be tiring at times. It can be exhausting mentally and physically as we strive to do help as many as we can. But we are told to not give up, that we aren’t doing these things without the hope of a reward, but it may be a while before we see that reward. Now as with anything we say here at Geek Devotions we encourage balance. Don’t let people take this verse and use it to mean that we can’t rest if there is something that would be good for someone else to do. The scriptures also tell us to rest and take care of our top priorities. God first, family next, then everything else under that. But let this be a challenge for you today. Ask yourself, “Am I looking for every opportunity to do something good for someone that will glorify God? Do I have my eyes open to every possibility? Or am I too self-involved to see something no matter how small that can be done?”
Question of the week: What’s your favorite race in star wars? Or if you don’t watch star wars what’s your favorite alien race?