What's Your Superpower?

The last two original Avengers is Captian Rogers, otherwise known as Captian America, and Clint Barton, otherwise known as Hawkeye.

Both are just human, well Cap did get some genetic upgrades, but still mostly human.  Both faced with a multitude of moral dilemmas.  Both take the same road to solve their problems.

The ends justify the means.  For the Avenger fans, I will concede that the Captian Americas character usually takes higher moral ground.  But in the end, both will do whatever it takes to get the job done.

They will cheat, lie and steal.  Of course, they're only doing it to the bad guys. Therefore, that makes it ok.  But do you and I do the same thing?

Romans 13:8-10 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet," and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

What is the first emotion you experience when you meet your friend?  Think about it?  Your spouse or child?  Your enemy?  Someone who irritates you?  They are not the same, are they?  Now I am not advocating that you love everyone like you love your kids or spouse.  But Paul teaches us to reach for love first, before anything else.

Would that change how we treat them?  What do we say about them?  How we view them?  Would it change how we include or exclude them from our lives?  Love is a powerful action that can change the world.  I would even suggest that it is more powerful than Ironman, more moral than Captian America, more accurate than Hawkeye, more forgiving than Black Widow and a lot less angry than Hulk.

You and I may not be superhumans, and I suppose we all should be thankful for that.  But we do have a superpower.  Love.

1 Cor. 13: 4 - 7 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, give me more love!  AMEN

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