Friday, January 7, 2011

Day 6: Superhero and Why

I've been pondering on this one for a little while. I'm not sure I have ever stopped to think about who my superhero is. What makes someone a superhero? The dictionary says a superhero is one who has superhuman abilities or magic powers, wears a distinctive costume, and fights against evil. Well, I don't know many people that run around in capes fighting bad guys in capes so I don't know how much this definition helps me narrow my search. I thought about Jack Bauer because Keifer Sutherland is hot and Jack always saves the day from the evil terrorists. Then I thought of my friend Karen cause she fights against the evil of boredom as she entertains me at the doctor office by pretending to be superman. Then it hit me, I have the perfect superhero!

Captain Moroni! Not only does he have an awesome costume and fights against evil but he was a man full of superhuman strength and ability, because he was a man of God.

Alma 48:11-13, 17

11 And Moroni was a astrong and a mighty man; he was a man of a perfect bunderstanding; yea, a man that did not delight in bloodshed; a man whose soul did joy in the liberty and the freedom of his country, and his brethren from bondage and slavery;

12Yea, a man whose heart did swell with thanksgiving to his God, for the many privileges and blessings which he bestowed upon his people; a man who did labor exceedingly for the awelfare and safety of his people.

13Yea, and he was a man who was firm in the faith of Christ, and he had asworn with an oath to defend his people, his rights, and his country, and his religion, even to the loss of his blood.

17Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto aMoroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the bdevil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men.

That is my definition of a superhero! I love to read the stories of Captain Moroni in the scriptures. They always fill me with amazement as I feel of the testimony, faith, and strength of this wonderful man. I can't wait until the day I get to meet him and thank him for the example he has been to me. I have learned a lot from his experiences and have tried to approach my own trials and battles the way he approached the battles of his day.