Have you ever wished you could be a superhero?
Well, go grab a cape, because as it turns out…YOU ARE A SUPERHERO with an amazing superpower. Maybe you can’t bend steel with your bare hands, catch a bullet, or fly, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a superpower.
In fact, your superpower creates things. It can save lives, feed the poor, free prisoners, repair marriages, and solve international problems. It can literally change the world.
Even the guys who can catch bullets can’t do that.
So what is your superpower?
Think about the amazing things love enables you to do:
- When you care about the needs of the people around you, you take action to meet those needs. That action is evidence of your love superpower.
- When you run into a situation where you don’t know what to do, love gives you creative ideas, allowing you to see things from a different perspective.
- When you see someone caught in the cycle of poverty with no way out, you can provide them with resources and training to get them on their feet and equipped to take care of themselves and their families, so they never have to go back to poverty again!
Talk about a superpower!
What Love Is Not
First Corinthians 13 has much to say about love, but most of it is expressed in terms of what love is NOT:
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; it bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:4-6)
It’s interesting to note that all the things love is NOT are rooted in self-interest.
Now, if I’m really honest with myself, I’m pretty self-interested most of the time – always thinking about my needs, my wants, and my comfort. Self focuses inward; love focuses outward. Self takes; love gives. Some think hate is the opposite of love, but that’s not entirely true. Hate is an intense negative feeling; love is not a feeling at all. Love is a decision to act on behalf of another without thought for personal gain. Self can’t/won’t do that. So the opposite of love is self. If we want to represent Christ and His love in the earth, we have to get ourselves (our ego, wants and needs) out of the way.
What love can do this #Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is one of the most highly celebrated holidays, and no child should be left without a family to feel thankful for and loved.
When you comfort an orphan, feed the hungry, and visit the sick, or invest your hard-earned money to build houses for the homeless, you are demonstrating real love by putting their needs ahead of your own. There is nothing they can do to repay you, so self gains nothing from the transaction.
At Ba Nga Afayo initiative alone we have 50 homeless children directly under our care and over 500 children in our community are from broken or poverty stricken families. This Thanksgiving, you can give the gift of love. All it takes is $20, $50, $100 or any amount of your choice to spread the love. Love doesn’t have to be expensive, and your contribution can make an outstanding difference.
With your support, we can work together to create the happiest Thanksgiving in history!
Isn’t that what we look for in superheroes? Don’t we expect them to do the right thing all the time, no matter how they feel, or what’s in it for them?