The Taoist influence in Star Wars is undeniable, but Rey’s journey and this film as a whole look a lot more like Christian baptism.
The Scriptures are saturated with imagery of light; they begin with God speaking light into being and end with the heavenly Jerusalem alight with the glory of God.
Are you at peace with yourself? How often we can fool ourselves, through benevolent busyness, but when we stop to listen beyond our reason, beyond our feelings, what do we hear? If it is peace, we are abiding in Christ.
August is especially dense with the mystery of salvation in the two feasts of the Transfiguration and the Assumption.
At the far edge of our science we aren’t looking so much at stars anymore as at the older light that was what the stars were before they were stars,