Sunday, September 02, 2007
Superman is like Jesus.
Consider how Superman is different than the other comic book heroes.
Bruce Wayne drops down into the Batcave and puts on a costume, hiding his identity and becoming the Dark Knight.
Peter Parker sets aside his camera, pulls on the spandex and flits among the skyscrapers as Spider-Man.
Steve Rogers dons his red, white and blue costume and is transformed into Captain America.
So many heros, all with a common trait. Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Robin all put on a hero persona to go out into the world and oppose the forces of darkness.
Superman’s true identity is the hero. To move about in the world he dons a suit, puts on glasses, and acts the meek, mild-mannered reporter, Clark Kent. He pretends to be the wide-eyed innocent from Iowa when he is really the only son of Kal-El, from far beyond the Earth.
My Lord, Jesus the Messiah, has all the powers of the universe at His command. Yet he came to Earth and put on the disguise of an ordinary man. He allowed men to mistake Him for something very ordinary, a carpenter’s son from a back water village. He lived and He died and then did what no human can do... He rose from the dead, forever conquering the evil of the world.
Just a thought.