I have been watching a series on TV called FBI, which is all about the New York field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Of course, it isn’t entirely accurate, but it is fun to watch how they deal with crime and evil. I don’t normally just watch for entertainment but rather to get a handle on the way the writers are dealing with topics such as justice, revenge, discrimination, and the overall existence of evil with all of its many faces.
And, of course, they make it personal to each of the agents and that’s where it really gets interesting. How do you react to evil and suffering and death when it touches your own personal life? I remember one recent episode where one of the female agents is in the hospital fighting for her life. Her partner is sitting in the interfaith chapel with his head bowed and his friend finds him there, praying.