Don’t know about you, but I am totally jazzed about it. My DVR is already trained to catch every moment for anticipated repeated viewings. Of what do you speak, dear Scott?
This is a moment when I allow my inner fan boy can geek out over. It’s an historic summit of animation. We get to see some wonderful pairings… Stewie finds a role model in Bart and his assortment of pranks… Peter and Homer argue over which beer is better: Pawtucket or Duff, an engage in a classic eight minute long “chicken fight…” Lisa tries to assist Meg in figuring out exactly what it is that she’s good at… and Marge and Lois will bond, probably in the kitchen.
I love crossovers… The Avengers was a mash-up of Marvel characters that was highly enjoyable. After three great Batman movies, what will Dawn of Justice, the Batman vs, Superman movie bring? I was an immense fan of Spock appearing in both the Next Generation series as well as in the JJ Abrams reboots of Star Trek.
Crossovers are these moments when stories converge. They are well told when characters you already know and love interact while maintaining the integrity of who they are… their characters. The story becomes when they do interact, what changes occur because they met? When two stories come together, how does the one story form?
This, of course, is the beauty and mystery of relationships. Two people meet, fall in love, and two stories merge into one.
This is also the story of any vocation… but, let us just focus in on our own Christian vocations, our discipleship. It strikes me that discipleship is a crossover story. Discipleship is when we take our story, full of character and integrity, and merge it into the story of Jesus. Actually, it is placing ourselves and sub-merging it into our baptismal vows.
When we place our lives at the feet of the crucified and risen Lord, when then, that’s a CROSSover worth telling!