Films such as Lord of the Rings or The Matrix have been very popular. They are based on a myth. The myth is of a person who starts to wake up to the reality that there is something badly wrong with society. They at first struggle. They can feel mad or out of place. But then they find others like them. They then take on the sickness of their society. They face many trials. If they are victorious it is because of their own new personal power.
They become the change.
The deep appeal of this myth is that it is of course, real. People like you and I can wake up and see what is really going on. At first, we too are confused and hope that the problem will go away. But things happen and we are indeed called to adventure.
Here is a conversation that I had earlier this month with Cynthia Dennis, a new mother, who lives on Prince Edward Island - the nearest thing to the Shire we can find today!
The premise of our conversation is that we do indeed live in a Matrix. Once you see the Matrix, what can you do?
This is the question that we tackle for the next hour. We made this in the hope that one or two people might find their own feelings embedded in Cynthia's story. Is this person you?