Does anyone find it strange that all the Jedi never considered their own purge as the means with which the force would achieve balance?
i have been thinking of sacrifice and devotion. are they one and the same?
and just now i wrote a friend about the need to massage the message of A Great Purge into a person's psyche. You can't just throw the fact of pain in someone's face and expect them to bear their chest to the blade in the name of balance. Even sages like Yoda chose exile before sacrifice. How devoted is he, truly, to his religion?
Its the pain of the individual, the only pain we ever know, that kept Yoda wishing for life. Redemption. Vengeance. Balance is God's domain, all others are visitors, scraping one foot on another, looking for a place to sit thats out of the way, munching on crackers waiting for Grampa God to wander off into his study so they can finally ... just ... leave.
Balance is not our fruit. In fact, imbalance is our sustenance. Be it culturally, socially, academically or financially. If all was good in the force, we would all glow. Where is the majesty in that? In the land of the blind the one eyed man is an outcast. In an imbalanced world, balance is the realm of the purged.
The sage that conquered his ego and found balance with God finally descended from his cave and while walking through the streets was bumped by a stranger.
"Fool! Don't you know who I am?"