Thursday, March 29, 2012

Worth the Monsters

In the Doctor Who episode "The Girl in the Fireplace", Rose asks Madame du Pompadour, "Are you okay?"
She replies, "No, I'm not. But you and I both know, don't we, Rose, that the Doctor is worth the monsters."

There really are monsters, aren't there? We live in a world filled with wild animals and natural disasters, of wicked men and fallen angels. If man had not fallen, we would be in paradise.

Yet, if man had not fallen, we would not need a savior. We express this in the Exsultet or Easter Proclamation, the hymn of praise sung during the Easter Vigil.

O happy fault,
O necessary sin of Adam,
which gained for us so great a Redeemer!

A Christian life is not always easy. Christ tells us that "In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world." (John 16:33)

Reinette waited for the Doctor at the end of the episode. She demonstrated the virtue of hope, even though she was ultimately disappointed. In this life, our hopes may be disappointed, too, but in eternity, our hope in Christ will be fulfilled.

We will have troubles. We are not okay. But you and I both know, don't we, that He is worth the monsters.

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