08 September 2018
We Can Be Heroes ~ A Hero in All of Us
Greetings Dear Reader,
When we live the death of a dream it can be so very painful. The ashes cling to us and ghosts of what could have been haunt us. The things we dreamt of in the bright sun of new days become the fodder of nightmares as the darkness descends. We then choose. We choose what we will become and how we will continue.
In the 2004 Spiderman movie Aunt May has a moment. She talks to Peter Parker about he little boy who idolizes Spiderman. “I believe there's a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams.”
As I ponder the ashes of my dreams and taste their bitter residue I consider what comes next. Even good dreams are not good if they run counter to what we are supposed to be as Christ followers. Too many dreams, even good ones, hinder our progress on the journey home.
The hero in us is the Spirit that guides us and not our own minds. When we find our delight in finding the honest path of following Christ and the future he offers then our dreams begin to have sustainable substance. We can be heroes but only if we allow the Spirit in us to guide and rule. It is in him that we live, and move, and have our being. He is the Phoenix of our dreams.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
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