DARK TRUTH Revenge of the Sith

DARK TRUTH Revenge of the Sith June 21, 2024

 So, if you think you are standing firm,
be careful that you don’t fall! 1 Corinthians 10:12

Darth Vader is the most feared murderer in the galaxy. You better not cross his path if you don’t want to be chocked or sliced in two with his light saber. If you tick him off he can blow your planet up with his moon sized battle station the Death Star. He single-handedly killed most of the Jedi Knights who were the custodians of peace throughout the galaxy. How did this man formally known as Anakin Skywalker become the Dark Lord of the Sith? Did he seek after power and glory and other un-godly things and become corrupt along the way? Actually it was the pursuit of something good that caused his downfall from a intergalactic hero to an intergalactic villain.

One of the many abilities that the Jedi have is the ability on occasion to see into the future. On one particular occasion Anakin sees to his horror the death of his wife Padme. He is overcome with fear, worry and anxiety about her impending death. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine (a.k.a. Darth Sidious) offers a way to save Padme’s life. If Anakin will forsake the narrow-minded rules of the Jedi order and learn the ways of the Dark Side of the force, it will give him the power to save her from death.

As Anakin is tempted with power to do something good (save the one that he loves and who is carrying his children) by what he has been told is a bad means. His anger and hurt at the Jedi Council is used to loosen his resolve.

Anakin is distraught that the Jedi Council denied him the rank of Master and that his mentor ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ is constantly on his case about being a better more disciplined Jedi. This resentment slowly grinds away at his defenses. With his wounded pride Palpatine convinces Anakin that the Jedi are corrupt and have turned against the republic and against Anakin himself.

Obi-Wan: You have allowed this Dark Lord to twist your mind until now… until now you have become the very thing you swore to destroy.

Anakin Skywalker: Don’t lecture me, Obi-Wan. I see through the lies of the Jedi. I do not fear the dark side as you do. I have brought peace, justice, freedom, and security to my new Empire.

Obi-Wan: Your new Empire?

The first step in convincing Anakin to trust in him and to eat the forbidden fruit of the Dark Side was to convince him that good was really evil, and that evil was really good. His fear of losing his wife and his animosity at the Jedi Council caused him to bite into this lie and the fruit of that action was Anakin giving his allegiance to a man who in all reality didn’t give a hoot about whether his wife lived or died. He just wants Anakin’s skills to off the Jedi so he can be free to be ruler of the universe. Along the way Anakin began to love the evil he had embraced and to hate the good he had left behind.

After he kills the Jedi he is confronted by his wife who can not believe the things he has done. Feeling confident about his new found abilities, he informs his wife with total arrogance and pride, “I am more powerful than the Chancellor, I… I can overthrow him! And together, you and I can rule the galaxy! Make things the way we want them to be!” Crying she responds “Anakin, you’re breaking my heart! And you’re going down a path I cannot follow!”

Moments after this tearful plea for Anakin to abandon his new dark path, Obi Wan steps out of Pademe’s spaceship. This sends Anakin into a fit of rage, as he believed she betrayed him in bringing the disgusting Jedi to where he was secretly killing those that stood in the way of his new found love of power. In a fit of rage he starts to strangle her. The very reason he embraced the dark side was to save his wife’s life and now here he is chocking her.

A good intention (for example, that of helping one’s neighbor) does not make behavior that is intrinsically disordered, such as lying and calumny, good or just. The end does not justify the means. CCC 1753

You cannot embrace evil to do a good act. The evil you embrace is always more powerful then you are and will hold on tight and destroy you in the process. Sin will always tempt you with good things in a distorted way. It will try to convince you that the evil you are doing is worth the good it will bring about. It will pump you up with enough pride and make you think you are more powerful then the dark forces that are actually in control of you. It will promise you much and deliver you little.

The devil promises us delight and pleasure in his false promises and then turns around and kicks us when the evil we have embraced crushes us underneath its heavy weight. After Anakin’s broken body is encased in his menacing armored suit, he asks about the health and well being of his beloved wife. His new mentor in whom he put his trust punches him with the semi-lie that in a fit of rage he killed her. This is not what he intended when he put his faith in this man.

It is better to suffer and let bad things happen to you then to do bad things and let it destroy you. If you trust in Christ, he will take your hurt, pain and anguish and turn it joy, peace, and goodness. He can take your crappy situation and make it smell like roses. Jesus tells us we must pick up our cross and carry it. This is the only way to eternal life.

Let us trust in the Lord who loves us, even though it will cause us temporary pain, and not in the devil who hates us, which can cause us momentary and even great comfort, but eternal pain.

What good is it for a man to gain the whole world,
yet forfeit his soul? Mark 8:36

If we have failed and crossed over to the dark side, God offers us redemption in Jesus Christ. In the end Anakin repented and was redeemed as he lay dying in his son‘s arms. God desires the death of no one, (that is NOONE) so even the worst sinner can step out of his dark suit and come into the light of day.

Let us not wait till were on deaths door to turn back and rest in the Son’s arms, because today is the day of salvation. So if today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. (Psalm 95:7)

Star Wars Jokes (tripod.com)

• Be prepared for things to go wrong.
• Size matters not.
• It’s not wise to upset a Wookie.
• Sometimes it’s better to fly into an asteroid field.
• In negotiations, a thermal detonator can come in handy.
• Electricity really *hurts*.
• Never cast your lightsaber away, you just might need it.
• If your droid sneaks up on you while you’re kissing a princess, ignore him.
• Boys from backwater farming planets are better shots then imperial storm troopers.
• Never proclaim your “moment of triumph” before it actually happens.

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