Beyond Marvel Superheroes 超越漫威超级英雄

Why do people watch Marvel hero movies? Last week’s Avengers: Endgame garnered more than 1.3 billion dollars worldwide. The month before, Captain Marvel raked in 1.2 billion. The thirst for ordinary men and women who can be transformed into intergalactic heroes shows no sign of abating. I don’t believe Disney will stop the Avenger series. If there’s money to be made, more will be coming! These action-packed, good guys vs bad guys superhero sagas all come with unexpected twists and turns just to keep you glued and guessing all the way! And the producers laughing all the way to the bank…

What draws us to superheroes? Their human-ness. When they display doubts or show emotional vulnerability, we identify with them. We even think that maybe, we could be heroes too! When they die… we get all “shook up”. Funny isn’t it that our emotions are so bound to their characters? Deep inside each of us lies a desire to be more than we are! So often in life, many are bound by fears and conventions, so they hardly dare take risks. They see someone mugged and look away. A victim is beaten up, and they choose not to intervene. We are always looking for someone, somewhere to deliver us!

But that someone could be us! The Bible says we are “more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37). “Greater is He (Jesus) who is in us than he who is in the world (the devil)” (1 John 4:4). It’s time to take authority over circumstances and demonic powers. It’s time to step up and stop the Enemy bullying our families, our workplace, and locking us into bad health. It’s time to look not at our weaknesses, but to trust in His strength and power! Not in Thor, the Hulk, Captain America, or Iron Man… but in Jesus the Son of the living God! “Marvel” at Him for He lives in us!

为什么人们都纷纷去观看漫威英雄电影呢?就在上个星期,《复仇者联盟:终局之战》(Avengers: Endgame) 全球票房已超过13亿美元。而在一个月前,《惊奇队长》 (Captain Marvel) 的票房亦高达12亿美元。看来普罗大众对于普通人可以改造成星际英雄的渴望丝毫没有减弱的迹象。我不相信迪斯尼会就此停止复仇者联盟的电影系列。如果可以赚取更多金钱的,无疑将会有更多的作品出现!这些令人刺激万分、好人对抗坏人的超级英雄电影系列都带有出乎意料的剧情发展,使您不断的紧追并猜测至终!而这群电影制作人就一路笑着地去银行。。。

到底超级英雄有什么特点吸引我们呢?是他们的人性。当他们显露疑虑或在情绪上表露脆弱时,我们便觉得能够与他们产生共鸣。我们甚至会认为,或许我们也可以成为超级英雄啊!而当他们死去时。。。我们亦随之感到“震惊”。很有趣吧?我们的情绪起伏竟然与一个虚构人物那么息息相关。在我们每个人的内心深处都渴望能够成为更好的自己。在日常生活中,很多人经常被恐惧和习俗所辖制,以至他们几乎都不敢去冒险。当他们看见某人被打劫却视而不见。或看见有受害者被殴打,却选择不干涉。我们往往都选择在某个地方努力寻找某人来给予救助!

但那个某人可以是我们啊!圣经告诉我们“靠着爱我们的主,在这一切的事上已经得胜有余了”(罗马书8:37)。“你们是属神的,并且胜了他们,因为那(耶稣)在你们里面的,比那在世界上(魔鬼)的更大。”(约翰一书4:4)。是时候使用您的权柄去战胜每一个情况和恶魔的势力。是时候让我们采取行动并阻止敌人继续欺负我们家庭、职场和败坏我们的健康。是时候我们不再在乎我们的缺点,而是坚信上帝力量大能!不是去相信雷神、绿巨人、美国队长或钢铁人。。。而是耶稣,永活上帝的儿子!“惊叹”于上帝,因祂在我们里面活着!

Ps Dr Philip Lyn 医生牧师

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