Roy – “Doing this without him while we’re waiting for him to come back is one thing, but doing this without him, without him? That’s a whole other situation.”
Diggle – “Well, what do you want me to tell you Roy! I can only see one inch in front of me and this is the only thing in front of me right now.”
Well said. Roy is pointing out the difference between doing something with hope in the background and Diggle is point out the only way we keep moving when we have lost hope.It shows how clearly Roy is in the Broken stage, he doesn’t want to move, where as Diggle is in the Survival stage of this crisis, he is moving but without any clear direction…just trying to get by. The loss of hope is really one of the hardest part of the Broken stage. Without hope how can we move?
“Without Him, Without Him” is a great way to put it because I think it reflects our feelings when we experience great loss. We are not only without the person we lost but we are also without hope, without company (because we often feel alone in our loss even when we are not) and even without God. Broken people feel very alone. However, as outside viewers we don’t fully feel this abandonment and loss of hope because we have the God Perspective…hope is never fully gone when the whole story is known.