Or… as I finished the previous post, perhaps we shouldn’t try to escape the gravity of this large mass.
Herzog’s film is a satirical critique of the ‘don’t worry about the environment, we’ll all eject to some other system’ view. We can’t. And if we did, it’d be tragic.
The earth is what we have. Creation is a gift. We shouldn’t be looking to trash it and leave it. We should be deeply caring for it now. And this, I think, is the central theme of Wild Blue Yonder: between the oceans below and above, the dark and weightless places where the film draws its footage, lies a delicate and wonderful earth. An earth we see in all its dirty glory in the closing sequence.
And this, in the end, must also be our attitude to the Church – to this body of Christ that we often find crumbling and inhospitable. It’s what we have, and we have to make it work. Heaven will not be sent to us. And we will not be whisked away up to it. We build it here. Now.