Defending Your Life
post # 311 — February 16, 2007 — a General post
I’m sitting as a juror this week in a (civil) trial, and it made me reflect on an old Albert Brooks movie called “Defending Your Life.”
The main character goes to heaven and has to bring witnesses to make the case that he has lived a good life.
Who would testify for you?
Who would testify against you?
How comfortable / confident would you feel that your “jury” would find in your favor?
Shaula Evans said:
A long, long time ago I read Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov, and the only scene that has stuck with me was the story of a sinner sent to hell, whom an angel offered to pull out using a green onion the man had once given a person in need, which represented the only good deed of his sorry life.
I don’t pretend to begin to understand who’d testify for or against me in a final or critical reckoning, but I suspect if anything saved me, it wouldn’t be any grand gestures but rather the acumulated weight of a number of everyday little green onions.
posted on February 16, 2007