Even though one is away, a person still represents one’s home, work or nation

Captain Jack Aubry:

“And we are worth more to them undamaged. Their greed… will be their downfall. England is under threat of invasion, and though we be on the far side of the world, this ship is our home. This ship, is England. So it’s every hand to his rope or gun, quick’s the word and sharp’s the action. After all… surprise is on our side”

Movie:  Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander, an example of life

I rode my bike to work in the cool air of the morning. I was listening to a great soundtrack from Master and Commander.  What a great movie! The ship scenario can never be beat; the movie is an example of loyalty, tragedy, respect, dignity, community and true friendship, where everybody was there for everybody; they had to, they were all in the same boat! Their reason for being there had to be kept in mind for their survival and their mission. Perhaps that is why the Church is seen as a ship, we are all in the same boat if you will. We might ask if this scenario is true for us today or are we drifting by the very winds of our own selfish sails?

 

-Quoted on my Facebook, 8/7/2012