My five-year-old grandson is star struck with super heroes. There are many of them: Ninja turtles, Power Rangers, Spiderman, and The Incredibles are a few I’ve heard about.
That has me thinking – just what is a SUPER HERO?
Ok, I get it that these characters are the good guys who defeat the bad. But, what are we teaching our kids about defeating the bad when it seems you have to have super human strength and be able to beat up or destroy with a wide grin on your face?
Sadly, it seems to me that more and more, the lessons of Jesus Christ are being ignored and forgotten. Jesus is our ultimate SUPER HERO!! He defeated the ultimate bad guy – Satan!! Our Savior came into this world to preach Love and Forgiveness. He was pure Good and Love and how did mankind respond? Jesus was mocked, beaten, tortured, and murdered. Jesus could have stopped this madness. After all, He was God. Instead He offered Himself up for our sins and our salvation. His sacrifice was a lesson in Redemptive Suffering and the power of Forgiveness. The Cross became the ultimate symbol of LOVE!
Too often people are judgmental, selfish and proud. We look for the worst in others to make us feel better about ourselves. We choose to be divisive and disrespectful of all God’s children who are different than ourselves. The world has become a harsh and unloving world. The people who do choose to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ are mocked, beaten, tortured and murdered. These followers are the new Super Heroes. They are standing up for their beliefs and their God.
Our Lords’ mother has been making trips to this earth regularly during the last few centuries. She has been warning about times like these. She always asks for prayer and sacrifice. She always asks that we change our hearts and follow her Son, Jesus.
This is the message given in Medjugorje today by our mother, Mary:
“Dear children, with motherly love I implore you, love one another. May there be in your hearts, as my Son desired from the very beginning, love for the Heavenly Father and for your neighbor in the first place – above everything of this world.
My dear children, do you not recognize the signs of the times?
Do you not recognize that all of this that is around you, all that is happening, is because there is no love?
Comprehend that salvation is in true values. Accept the might of the Heavenly Father, love Him and honor Him. Walk in the footsteps of my Son.
You, my children, my dear apostles, you are always gathering around me anew, because you are thirsty. You thirst for peace, love and happiness. Drink out of my hands. My hands are offering to you my Son, who is the spring of clear water.
He will bring your faith back to life and purify your hearts, because my Son loves pure hearts and pure hearts love my Son. Only pure hearts are humble and have firm faith. I ask for such hearts of you, my children.
My Son told me that I am the mother of the entire world. I ask of those of you who accept me as such to help me, with your life, prayer and sacrifice, for all of my children to accept me as a mother – so that I may lead them to the spring of the clear water.
My dear children, as your shepherds offer you the Body of my Son with their blessed hands, always in your hearts give thanks to my Son for the Sacrifice and for the shepherds that he always gives you anew.”
He has healed us with His Wounds.
He has given us His Mother to help us follow His footsteps.
Let’s teach our kids about the Greatest Super Hero – OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST!