[random notes: surrendering]
I might be weird (well, okay, I am weird) but I like movies and books where characters surrender themselves.
Stories when someone is held captive and someone else walks into within the distance of gunshot, hands held up, and surrenders. Surrenders because of not wanting the other person to die.
Stories when the someone takes the fall for someone else, consciously.
There is something so… I can’t even find an appropriate word in neither language I know. It’s something… touching, emotional, something-that-renders-the-observer-speechless.
Especially the first scenario…
Makes me think of the show I loved as a kid (well, still like to watch it whenever I get a chance) called Highlander with Adrian Paul… There was an episode when Duncan was facing a choice: to surrender himself or let his friends die. He, being over 400 years old and the protector of the good, knelt in front of the bad guy… Of course, since it was a movie, he lived. But the fact that he was willing to die just so his friends would live…
No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.
John 15:13, the Amplified Bible
The one who said those words above perfected the scenario because not only he wasn’t just a noble character in a movie. He lived his life and gave it up. All of it, nothing held back. Jesus’ example surpasses all of ’em. Nothing held back.
My own life… how it will end? I have no idea. But if I would be able to follow the scenarios above… it would be an honor.
IMHO. I am in an odd mood today. But then, it’s a Saturday.
I wonder… does it mean that I just don’t value my own life? Hmm…