I am fascinated by documentaries about individuals.
It won’t take too much to sell me on a biography of someone in an area of interest to me I will sit and pay attention to the story of the making of that individual and their achievements and failures. It’s terrific stuff.
The bigger picture, however, and something that these programmes do nothing to change is that any genuine accomplishment cannot be a singular credit. Even Stevie Wonder – one of my favourite creative talents in the world – even he could not do what he does without a crew supporting him.
The set up sees an individual go up to accept accolades, but that accolade would not be possible without the crew being there. Even things like Best Actor or Actress awards, the first thing the winners have to acknowledge is that their performance was not a purely solo effort.
This is also why the Christian faith is something I find so fascinating. The journey in knowing Jesus cannot be a purely individual effort. It cannot be done on your won. Revealing Jesus to the world is not just something that an individual does, it is something that we see in relationships in how His crew relate with each other. No individual has the full insight in who Jesus is, greater insight on Jesus emerges when the people come together and share together who He is and they share multi-faceted aspects of Him.
It’s the crew – together – that gets the job done.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden