Two out of three won’t cut it

May 13, 2010

OK, I did it.  I went and saw Iron Man II.  I like superheros.  I always thought I would be one one day.  Not bit by a radioactive spider, or pummeled with gamma radiation.  But like the real super hero Batman, I would just develop my fighting skills, my mental acuity, my irresistible logic, and my bottomless bankroll, and become a super hero.  Iron Man is like that too.  Technology, money and brains equals superpower.  Two out of three wont cut it.  Not even close.   Strength, Skill, resources.   Technology, money, brains.  Truth, Justice, the American way.  Any of these guys would be lost with just two out of three.

Iron Man was reborn with some trinitarian power source. But he does not offer (because he does not possess it?) redemption, forgiveness, a second birth to his enemies.

God does.

There seems to be one other thing that modern superheros lack.  Superman seems to have had it. Maybe.  No, not quite.

A moral imperative.  The willingness, no, the necessity to do good. To make a positive difference.  To not take advantage of your gifts.  To not only do the right thing but to show the right path, to make the wise choice, to die for others, if necessary.

“Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.  But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:7,8)

I guess, when I stop to think about it, that by accepting the gift, the help from Jesus, our superhero, we are given everything we need.  Especially redemption, forgiveness, a second birth.

Come to think of it…two out of three wont cut it with these either.  But God never goes part way.  He is everything we need.

By the way, how does Iron Man go from super sonic speed to a dead stop without even pulling a muscle or something?

Up!  Up, and away!

To infinity and beyond!

There’s no need to fear….


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