Saturday, 28 June 2014

The Real Super Heroes

Super heroes interest people. I grew up reading comic books, although I don't have much time to read them now a days I still like comic books, especially the ones that display well built and masculine super heroes who save lives and do all sorts of spectacular things.
From Thor of Marvel comics, to Superman of DC comics, and Slain and Rogue Trooper of 2000 A.D we see them fight off villians, save the planet, help people and do fascinating things; like Spider man's amazing ability to leap over sky scrapers and swing from one building to the other with the use of his spider webs.
Comic book heroes have fascinated some of us so much, the characters are being made into films which are turning out to be screen successes.
But we all know it is not the real world, it's pure make believe. The world of comic book characters are not real but heroes are real.
There are heroes in every day life who are probably not being acknowledged or recognized, not that many of them want to be.
The father who does his best to juggle his marriage, his career, his faith and still find time to bond with his child or chidren is a hero in my opinion. The single woman who single handedly raised her children, built a business and contributes to her community is a hero in my view.
The carers and support workers, who inconvenience themselves and endure a lot on the job to make life easy for those who have special needs are heroes in my opinion.
The surgeon who spent  the greater part of his youth studying hard, getting an education and acquiring skills to solve rare and delicate medical conditions so that patients can have a chance at life is a hero. Don't you think so?
The every day hero may not be charming and spectacular, they may not leap over sky scrapers or fly in the air, they may not have capes that distinguish them or special costumes and gadgets, but by virtue of their sacrifice and their contribution to humanity, they are heroes. They may not be applauded regularly, they may not be in the lime light, they may not have what it takes to make albums that sell in millions and they may not win nobel prizes but they are heroes all the same. Do you recognize them, do you appreciate them?
My parents are heroes.For giving me their time, being there for me, supporting me, raising me from childhood and appreciating me for who I am, I consider them heroes and they deserve my respect.
The ability to sacrifice for the greater good or benefit of another person or people instead of self is what makes an individual a hero.
For this reason, Jesus Christ is the greatest hero of all time! He is the 'crown prince of heroes', He is a superhero!
A hero who identifys with the vulnerability and weaknesses of  humanity, a hero who taught, provided, guided and loved humanity, a hero who is divine yet human, a hero who confers glory on His followers a hero who made the greatest sacrifice!
A hero who shed His blood! That is heroism at it's peak!

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