"24" begins a new season this Sunday night. Two hours Sunday and two hours Monday. A while back, I wrote about how good a show it is, and then wrote back after watching the 1st season in reruns to apologize because it was so sexually explicit. Well, I must confess: We continued to watch it -- and we are now caught up. And while the show is very violent, it has been rather tame sexually. But it is a riviting show! And Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is THE MAN!
I saw an article yesterday previewing this season's show. It then talked about the whole premise of "24." It closed with these words:
"24" is a wildly idealized view of our nation's response to the threat of terrorism on our soil, yet -- even within the series' tidy 24-hour window -- it has thus far withheld easy answers and happy endings. Jack Bauer, the nation's point man for homeland security, is valiant but steadily unraveling.
So "24" triumphs as a series it surely never set out to be: an exceptional adventure about lowered expectations. Its message is clear: Prevailing is too much for a nation to hope for. At the end of the day, endurance will have to do."
Those last two sentences really caught my attention as a person of faith. As we battle Satan, we know that ultimately we will win. But prevailing in this life may be too much for us as Christians to hope for. So, at the end of the day, endurance will have to do. That so describes my day-in, day-out journey. How about you?