The Greatest Superhero
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Most of my friends know I am a Superhero nut because of my t-shirts, caps, conversations, or Facebook posts. Heck, I even have a Superman trailer-hitch and a Batman canteen! Recently, JoJo asked me, “Daddy, who is your favorite superhero?” Tough question; I like so many of 'em for lots of reasons (especially with these really cool new movies comin' out)!
- I use to always like SUPERMAN best, simply because he had the most powers – strongest, fastest, etc., plus the nicest because he had such kind parents.
- But I think SPIDERMAN is awesome too because he's just a teen-age kid who's way smart, can move in any way, is sarcastic to the bad guys, has slick moves, and his Spider-Sense is especially cool.
- And I loved CAPTAIN AMERICA in his recent movie and in The Avengers because he had the compassionate heart of a small guy, had very down-to-earth moral thinking, and he was super-fast-and-strong.
- I could go on and on...
But I have to mention Batman, the Caped Crusader. What I really appreciate about the Dark Knight is that he is just a regular guy who isn't from another planet, hasn't had any big chemical injections, and was not struck by lightning. He is just very well-trained, has a lot of cool inventions, and is rich enough that he can afford to live in a huge mansion with a big cave under it (and he doesn't ever have to go to work). Plus, he is extremely motivated, and has a major survival instinct. I think what I appreciate most about Bruce Wayne (Batman) is that, deep down, I think (or I wish) I could be Batman (if I had a lot more money, trained a lot more, and had a lot more inventions and a much bigger house). Right now, JoJo and I tell each other before bed that “when the signal shines, we'll meet to go fight crime in Gotham City.”
Whether or not you have any affection for superheroes (or you like to day-dream), we can all agree that we want good to win over evil. Recently I came across this short video summing up the story of the greatest win of good over evil, the greatest Rescue, the greatest real Superhero.
“In this world you will have trouble, but take heart I have overcome the world.”