Extreme Home Makeover and the Meaning of Grace

October 15, 2009 at 7:15 pm (Introspective, Review) (, )

It gets me every time.  I tell myself I’m not going to cry when I see such deserving families be surprised by Ty and crew.  I remember the first season of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and how massive and fabulous every home was tailor for each of the families.

As the seasons progressed I found myself disappointed.  This was not from the show’s formula breaking down, nor due to the design team’s expertise diminishing.  No, my attenuating attentions were due to the bar being lowered for deserving families.  Many early families were seemingly on the brink of despair.  Where Ty and crew joined them there and rescued them.  Some newer families seem with some old fashioned American work ethic, they could dig themselves out.

But as you, clever reader, are reading this you can tell I’ve missed the point.  Sure there are families in need in Extreme Home Makeover, buth they are not the point.  Grace is the point.  People gathering around helping those in need.  Encouraging people to look around them and help their perhaps previously unknown neighbor.

Grace is the point.

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1 Comment

  1. Skequereice said,

    Cool post, didn’t thought it was going to be so awesome when I saw the title with link.

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