Life Lessons from “The Invisible Man”

In the Movie, “Fridays,” Smokey asked
a terminated Craig, “How you gonna get fired on your day off?” I would like to ask a man by the name of Griffin in the novel, “The Invisible Man” by H.G. Wells in 1897, “How do you get killed and you are suppose to be INVISIBLE?”

Somebody said, Absolute POWER corrupts absolutely!! Evidently absolute INVISIBILITY corrupts too!!

I really thought I had a show stopper of a blog today. I knew this was the story because, all of us have thought about what life would be like if we could be invisible for at least one day. In fear, I want to pause to give you a chance think about what crazy things you would do with invisibility. Slap a boss, scare and terrorize some ex’s, or be nosey, would probably the extent of what we would do, I guess. It’s sad to think that none of us would do good with it.

Oh well, I planned on sharing with you my discoveries about the story of the Invisible Man. I was set to paint a picture in summary about a man whom I thought was a victim of a bad accident and forced to function in a mean world, while living INVISIBLE. What a story it would have been to make this invisible man the victim of mistreatment but forced to become angry and do bad things. As a matter of fact, I really thought this story/movie was about an invisible man on the run for a crime he didn’t commit, but I was sadly mistaken.

This is a story about a college scientist who becomes so obsessed with his experiments that he hides them so no one else can get the credit. When he runs out of money, he kills his own father. He goes from scientist to fanatic when he focuses all of his attention on the concept of invisibility, but neglects to think about the consequences. He drinks the untested potion in an attempt to cover and hide some of his doings. It isn’t until after drinking the potion that he sinks further into corruption as a invisible man.

I was actually thinking that invisibility might not be a bad thing, but this man has changed my mind. Listen if you will to the mind of the “Invisible Man.” Griffin states, “I will have POWER to into the secrets of Kings, POWER to see into the holy of holies, POWER to make multitudes run squealing in terror at the touch of my little invisible finger. Even the moon is frightened of me, the whole world is frightened of me.”

I have come to the conclusion that you can be INVISIBLE and STUPID at the same time.
I would like to interject a warning to all of us that have thought about being INVISIBLE, “Think before you drink!”

I thought I would offer a few things that you should think about before you drink INVISIBLE JUICE.

1. Before you drink, Get the antidote first. Unless you want to be invisible all your life. If you are invisible, you don’t exist. After a while not seeing yourself, you won’t even believe you exist. Unless you wear bandages and sunglasses like this man. I gotta tell you, prepare for single living.

2. Invisibility meant he couldn’t eat or drink. This disqualified me already. Whatever he would have consumed would have become visible in his stomach. He then would no longer be invisible. Fred Sanford would have called him a big dummy.

3. If you are thinking of visiting the bank invisible, what good is money, jewels, and cash if you can’t enjoy it? You are invisible remember? You will be draped with fine clothes, money, and cars but we won’t be able to see you.

4. Like money, it only magnifies a corrupt heart and wicked ways. Invisibility exposes the same vices.

5. If by chance you slap your boss, harass your ex’s, and scare people. You won’t get the credit. Payback never works the same if they are expecting it. “Vengeance is mine says,” the LORD.

6. Ultimately, the invisible man is caught because they see and follow his footprints in the snow, shoot and kill him. They rob him of everything including the notes for the invisible potion.

What is the moral of this story Mr. Wilford?

The Hood will even rob invisible people!! That was funny!! The real moral is, What’s done in the INVISIBLE world (unable to be seen by any), will soon become VISIBLE
to all!!

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  1. Hmmmm…..really makes you think. I enjoy your blogs, they’re thought provoking. You inspire me…..

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  2. My mom used to say what is done in the dark will soon come to the light but I think that what you have shown is that what is in a person’s heart will always be seen even if they are invisible and will lead him to his fate. Good stuff Pastor Wilford.

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