The Last of Us Lenten Reflections Navigating Life's Tough Terrain

“The Last of Us” Lenten Reflections: Navigating Life’s Tough Terrain

Hey there, survivors and soul-searchers! As we gear up for Lent, let’s take a leaf out of “The Last of Us” playbook. This game isn’t just about dodging Clickers; it’s packed with wisdom perfect for our Lenten journey. Ready to dive into some gritty, real-talk reflections, Joel and Ellie style? Let’s embark on this journey of contemplation, resilience, and maybe even a little redemption.

1. Joel’s Grit on Survival

“I struggle a long time with survivin’, and no matter what, you keep finding something to fight for.”

  • Think about it: What’s your ‘something’? In the wilderness of life and Lent, what keeps you pushing forward?

2. Ellie’s Lens on Hope

“After all we’ve been through. Everything that I’ve done. It can’t be for nothing.”

  • Let’s chew on this: Our past battles, our scars – they shape us. This Lent, how can we find meaning in these experiences?

3. Tess’s Take on Flaws and Survival

“Guess what, we’re shitty people, Joel. It’s been that way for a long time.” / “No, we are survivors.”

  • Lent is the perfect time to face our imperfections head-on. How do we redefine ourselves amidst our own moral battles?

4. Marlene’s Musings on Tough Choices

“It’s what she’d want. And you know it.”

  • Life’s full of hard calls. This Lent, let’s ponder on the sacrifices we make for the greater good, even when they hurt.

5. Joel’s Raw Truth on Loss

“You have no idea what loss is.”

  • Loss shapes us in profound ways. Reflect on how our losses have molded our connections and paths.

6. Ellie’s Fear of Solitude

“I’m scared of ending up alone.”

  • Aren’t we all, Ellie? This Lent, let’s confront our fears of loneliness and discover the bravery within.

7. Joel’s Wisdom on Walking Both Paths

“I’ve been on both sides.”

  • Life’s not black and white – we’ve all walked in grey shoes. Time to ponder our choices and their ripple effects.

8. Ellie’s Heartache on Loyalty

“Everyone I have cared for has either died or left me. Everyone – fucking except for you!”

  • Reflect on the anchors in your life – those constants amidst chaos. How do they shape our journey?

9. Bill’s Bittersweet Outlook

“As long as you’re alive, there’s always a chance things will get better.” / “Or they’ll get worse.”

  • Life’s a rollercoaster, right? This Lent, let’s embrace its ups and downs, finding strength in uncertainty.

10. Joel’s Protective Instinct

“You’d just come after her.”

  • We go great lengths for love. Think about the moral tangles we face when protecting our own.

“The Last of Us” is a goldmine of life lessons perfect for Lenten reflections. As we journey through these 40 days, let’s keep these gritty, real, and raw insights close. And for a deeper dive into gaming and spirituality, hit up All Ages of Geek’s Patreon.

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