Posted: September 18, 2009 in Stories

Tonight was our family night, and instead of venturing out, we chose to watch the movie, Troy, on FX.

There are many lessons to take from this timeless story, but the one that I found most poignant came inside Achilles’ tent. He had just returned from the vicious murder of Hector, and his love interest said, “Hector killed your cousin, and now you have killed mine. When does it ever end?”

Achilles replied, “It never ends.”

This is the truth behind what Walter Wink calls the “myth of redemptive violence.”

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