Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons from “And The Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place” (B5:s3e20) on Volunteering

       This week’s lessons:

          1.   Those who care will come when called, even to the death, if “the cause is just and fair, and necessary.”

          2.   Volunteering, when it comes down to brass tacks, really can make a difference.


          This episode begins on December 7th (ironically enough), 2260, on one of the best nights for telepaths: we have the ill uses of their powers, as lived by poor Vir this night, and the highest uses of those powers, as proven by the telepaths volunteering to to put their lives on the front line fighting the Shadows.  This was mostly arranged by Dr. Franklin via his contacts from the telepath Underground Railroad, which now turns around to help the mundanes frm whom these very telepaths had to hide.

     And in 14 days, Sheridan will see how much good those telepaths have done, when he goes to Z’ha’dum.

   Some visiting Resistance leaders, all men of the cloth, bring information from earth, and remind us that 

“The world is changing all the time.  The only question is who’s doing the changing.”

  With a fantastic juxtaposition of song words (this title) between a prayer service, and a fleeing war criminal, the episode ends on

Z-10 Days…

  Let’s learn, ourselves, please, to volunteer for a crucial cause, which we also hope is “just, and fair, and right.”                

    We can Do Better.




Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

I come in peace, I am your friend.



Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we Human Beings might start to build a more fully inclusive society for all of us, and how this episode of Babylon 5 could help that process.

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.


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8 thoughts on “Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons from “And The Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place” (B5:s3e20) on Volunteering

  1. I noticed the ecumenical nature of the delegation. They always had their theological differences but focused on the mission of justice that they had in common.

    Will Dexter, Brother Theo, and the rabbi from “TKO” are my favorite religious figures from the series.

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    1. I admit to admiring R. Koslov’s lack of real concern about whether ‘trill’ was kosher! Most interesting, given that the greater mitzvah was eating with Susan, to help her healing.

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