I love Star Trek. I grew up a Sci-Fi Geek with various episodes and movies of Star Trek, as well as Star Wars, swirling in my mind. I often wonder, of all the Sci-Fi movies I have viewed in my life, how many of these movies had a recovery-related theme. It wasn’t until entering recovery that the Holy Spirit gave me some special “recovery glasses” that have allowed me to spot recovery themes in various media; music, movies, photographs, etc… These themes can include support groups, honesty, selfishness, selflessness, redemption, etc… that are portrayed in the movie.
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier was probably one of the worst Star Trek movies made in terms of fan ratings and overall story line, until I watched it again in recovery. WOW! Below is a short summary of the overall movie from Wikipedia:
Taking place shortly after the events of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the plot follows the crew of the USS Enterprise-A as they confront a renegade Vulcan, Sybok, who is searching for God at the center of the galaxy.
What I saw in this movie was the healing power of James 5:16 and 1 John 1:9 dealing with confessing our deepest, darkest secrets. When we do this, we have a chance of being healed and be purified from all unrighteousness! This is exactly what we do in Castimonia in Steps One, Four, and Five, we release the pain inside of us caused by all of our secrets. Confessing them to another or to the group is part of this process which only a few actually accomplish. Once we bring these secrets into the open, we release it and it releases it’s hold on us.
I hope you enjoy watching this video as much as I enjoyed creating it. As always, take what you like and leave the rest.
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