Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Heroes Review

I just love the show Heroes. I posted about it last year. Click here to read a review about it if you have never seen the show. This year started off slow. I wasn't caring for it much (too many new characters) until midway it started to pick up speed.

Last night's show was very exciting. Two of the characters Maya and Peter were placing their trust in two evil characters. The problem was they didn't know these characters were evil. Could it be that they are stupid? No, I don't think that's accurate, naive maybe.

They were being deceived. The reason they were easily deceived is that they wanted something. Maya wanted to be accepted and loved. Peter wanted to save the girl he loved and the world. Noble causes, yes. Here's the thing about deception. First when are you being deceived about a situation, you don't know that until it all over. Second, you can only be deceived if there is something you want.

I've learned this lesson in my personal life. It's a mistake I try not to repeat because it's expensive. The casualties are high. In the case of Heroes Maya has lost her brother (she is unaware of this fact because he was killed by the bad guy she placed her trust in) and Peter is trusting someone who wants to kill as many people as he can (storyline dictates 93% of the population will die from this virus he wants to release and not destroy).

How often do we fall prey to deception? Listening to lies veiled in "truth" often produces this outcome. Lord, help me to not to be deceived. Help me to keep my eyes on You. Let nothing take root in my heart that is not part of Your will for my life.

© Nadine Z. 2007

Next up “The Truth of the Matter – Part V”

15 comments:

Debz said...

It's so true. I love how you worded "lies veiled in "truth"" that sums it up in a nut shell.

Dawn said...

I've never watched it, and have heard such varied opinions. I guess I should give it a try and judge for myself. But isn't it too late to start in the middle??

palmtreefanatic said...

AMEN! I think it is easy to be decieved. I never watched this show as I just do not have any time left for TV but if I did this is something to check out!

Joyce said...

A friend sujested I watch and now I am hooked. It is sad when it is so easy to deceive and get away with it.

Art said...

Amen, Nadine. I've never seen the show but you drew a great lesson from it.

Dedee said...

Love the lesson. We can't be decieved unless it's something we want. A very powerful thought!

Scarlet said...

Good message and thanks the link to what the show is all about because I hadn't even heard of it. (I only watch the show 24 and American Idol.)

Many times we fall into deception when we give in to temptation. Sometimes we know better, sometimes we don't see it coming and sometimes we convince ourselves it doesn't matter. Everything seems fine until the end. I always figure if it's not right with God from the getgo, it won't ever be right.

Shadraq said...

That'll preach...

We usually won't buy into a lie unless it is wrapped all pretty and tastes good.

- Shadraq

Keshi said...

I hv been deceived, many times in my life. But strange how I hv never deceived anyone else. Do opposites attract? :)

Keshi.

eph2810 said...

You are so right, Nadine. We often are being deceived by what seems to be truth...My our Lord keep my heart and mind shielded from deception.

Thank you so much for sharing. Blessings to you and yours.

Theresa said...

I've never watched it, I'm asleep by 8pm usually.

Your post is so true. We must rely on the Word and the Holy Spirit to give us that check in our spirit.

Amanda said...

We are total Heroes fans too!

Shaunda said...

This port is so true.

cheeky said...

Love your prayer to The Lord.
xo

As We Sail... said...

My Husband and I like to watch Heroes too.
That was some fantastic Thanksgiving dinner you had!