Jedi Master, leader, and student of the living Force.
Qui-Gon Jinn was our first glimpse at what a Jedi Master was like in their prime. Previously, we had a much older Obi-Wan Kenobi and a young Luke Skywalker. However, Qui-Gon was very different from these two force users, he followed the Force but didn’t let the Jedi path get in the way of his own convictions. He was a teacher of living in the moment and trusting your instincts.
When Obi-Wan was sensing something outside of their current mission, Qui-Gon was quick to remind his student to focus on the task at hand. Being mindful of the living force is important, but not when it’s at the expense of your current objective. Even though Qui-Gon was a powerful Jedi Master he never sought out or wanted a seat on the Jedi Council. In fact, he went against the Council many times, I doubt they would offer him a seat.
Qui-Gon Jinn was a Jedi who did the right thing, followed the Jedi Order, and still retained his own morality. He knew what was right and what was wrong. Imagine if he had been the one to train Anakin, not that Obi-Wan did a bad job, but I feel like Qui-Gon would’ve done better handling Anakin’s struggles with the Jedi way.
We hope you join us this week as we celebrate a great fallen Jedi with our Character of the Week title.
Thank you for your time and remember, your focus determines your reality.
– The Wandering One