So, i don’t blog much any more. I simply don’t have the time. All my pent up thoughts seem to have found a release on Facebook and much more increasingly on Twitter. But, what do you do when you are encapsulated in a very moving TV series and want to deconstruct it for the rest of the world? You can’t do this all on Twitter… You write a blog.
[Blowing dust away from the keyboard!] Does this thing still work?
So, I will try to scribe some of the back story later. For now, I just want to get these thoughts out there, and will come back to follow up with some more complete thoughts on LOST and how it has affected my lost in future posts. HINT: God is SHAKING MY WORLD UP by this TV series, like only God can do. If you want to know a little more about LOST and it’s Biblical ties, I suggest you watch all of Chris Seay‘s Video Blog Series on Youtube. He’s a pastor in Houston, TX and has written a great book called “The Gospel According to LOST”. Check it out!
So now to this week’s episode…
A friend asked the question: What was the significance of Sawyer offering an apple to Kate? Was this Biblical? Symbolic?
I think the analogy you can make of the apple, is that it is proof of Sawyer making an unwise decision.
As I’ve always said, LOST is genius with its Biblical references… but they are never a 1:1 ratio. When a character seems to fit a certain Biblical role, you always get confused when they do something else. Which is ok, because the Biblical narratives are used in a hodge-podge manner. Which gives us a great opportunity to fuse them together in conversation to find the over arching theme.
So, in case of the apple in the garden of Eden… When Eve tries to convince Adam to eat the apple, she has already made an unwise decision… and it ultimately results in her (and Adam’s) exile from Eden.
Likewise with Sawyer. It’s clear he’s made a selfish decision to leave the island. I think Kate not taking the apple foreshadows that she has yet to be all-in on Sawyer’s plan – and ultimately will chose to go back to the island.
This is key… because ultimately this is a story of redemption. Eventually, all those bad decisions can be absolved when each character finally reaches the right one – being obedient to God’s (Jacob’s) calling for their lives.
So, Kate not taking the apple provides her an opportunity to witness to the crowd on the boat, whom we hope ultimately will all be redeemed.
Bonus: Listen to this song, and see if it applies to LOST and to us all…