Breaking Bad was the hugely or as Donald Trump likes to say BIG-LY hit TV show that ran from 2008-2013, and not lives on in reruns.
Breaking Bad was the show where unassuming high school chemistry teacher and family man Walter White evolves over 5 seasons into someone who is truly bad. His life becomes a slippery slope of compromises, and his white lies turned into massive cover-ups until by series finale he is a ruthless big time meth producer, and responsible for countless murders. In the end, Walter White dies, his family is destroyed, and the wake of his truly bad choices on those around him was far reaching for both innocent and guilty. And (for those who did live) they all DID NOT live happily ever after.
Note: Reruns are available on AMC and I am going out on a limb, BUT I doubt Breaking Bad will ever make it to the Hallmark channel.
The interesting but agonizing tension for much of the series was that Walter White's bad evolution was done in secret. But as time moved on, his secret life of drugs and other crimes leaked out until these dark lies, and criminal acts eventually were exposed leading to his demise.
Whew! I have to admit I followed this series and found spiritual lessons for life beyond the obvious ones of don't cook Meth, and/or murder people.
You see, Breaking Bad is the story of man. Here are a just few Breaking Bad Bible moments.
Then let's fast forward to Breaking Bad 2013.
But no matter our Breaking Bad issue here are a couple great scriptures of comfort and perspective.
1 Cor 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Phil 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
AND if/when we fall.. know the grace of our Heavenly Father is perfect. No matter how great or small your prodigal moment.
May God bless each of you with your journey.
Jeff (Bad Back in the Back Pew) Larson
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson