Driving home yesterday from a short visit with family in Tennessee, we (a granddaughter, her husband and three children 2, 4 and 7 years old) stopped in Metropolis Illinois for a short break. Of course we had to go see Superman, the huge statue in their town square which boasts Superman’s hometown.
I can’t help but think of the supreme Superman; the Son of God who transfigured into glory before Peter, James and John on a high mountain. Superman said “I’m here to fight for truth and justice” and Jesus said “For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” John 18:37 and “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:17 You can read even more reasons why Christ came here.
We also stopped by the Metropolis Police Station to catch a glimpse of a crime fighter’s car… they were very nice to us… gave us gifts too.
God the Father gave us the gift of his powerful words “This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”
Do I listen to him? Do I do my own thing? Today I read in scripture all about the Saints – Martyrs – of Pope Sixtus II and his companions – whose heads were chopped off in standing up for what they believed to be the truth – justice and in the Son of God. Wow. What am I willing to stand up against for another… for all that Christ did for me… and all God the Father allowed to occur to his Son? Lord make us all crime stoppers – holding out our hands as Superman did – fighting evil to save lives by sharing your word, doing acts of kindness and dying to ourselves. May your love pour forth in all we say, think and do. Thank you for your light to show us the way to you and your Father and the Holy Spirit. Amen.