Sunday, September 21, 2014

Why I love Criminal Minds

With this rainy weekend in Abilene, I've been relaxing and sleeping and binge watching Netflix! I love crime shows, especially "Criminal Minds". This last one I watched was from season one about a serial killing couple, but it turns out that the wife did not commit any crimes. No one would have known had Agent Gideon not persisted in digging into and finding out the truth. She lied and said that she killed her two year old son, when in fact she gave him to a family in order to protect him from his psychopathic father. She then insisted that she was guilty for his death, even when they found her son alive. She wanted to save him from the shame of knowing who is real parents were.

Not only did this episode show the depth of a mother's love and sacrifice for her child, it also teaches not to immediately assume and judge others based on what you have heard or seen. Gideon knew that she was innocent and believed that there was good in her. The team always tries to find the good in people as should we. If watching Netflix all weekend has taught me anything, it is to never immediately accept things as they seem, we personally have to find the truth that we are looking for. 

I also love how the show always ends with a quote that is relatable to each episode. This particular quote was from Albert Pike, 
"What we do for ourselves dies with us. 
What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal."

What will we leave behind that is immortal?

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