So now I'm hooked, and I mean really hooked on the show 'Rescue Me'. It stars Dennis Leary as New York City firefighter Tommy Gavin. I got season one from Netflix some time ago and just started watching it over the holiday. Season one originally aired back in 2004 and I believe season five just aired recently. I watched my way half way through season two this weekend and am enthralled.
Tommy's past constantly haunts him, his failed marriage, the death of his cousin on 9/11, alcoholism, etc. In the first season he saw visions of people he saved, or didn't save from fires. This season he started having visions and discussions with Jesus. If you watch the show, it all makes sense.
So on the episode I was watching this morning, he's talking to Jesus and they are dancing around 'God's Plan'. You know, why would God inflict pain and suffering on us without revealing his plan? Wow, did that hit close to home. I've really been living that mystery for the last five years! There has to be more to this then diagnosis, treatment, suffering, death. Furthermore, what about those in my life that are left behind? What about the impact on their 'plan'? What about the impact on their life, their future?
Sorry to be so cerebral, so theological today. I was just obsessing a bit because sometimes, it is about me..