Du husker disse øjeblikke? Dem, hvor en superhelt får dig til at holde vejret. Når Barry Allen, i Flashpoint, rejser sig og begynder at løbe, selvom der er en enorm spids fastklemt gennem hans quads. Når Peter Parker, i slutningen af tegneserien Ultimate Spiderman, bøjer sig ned for spøgelserne fra alle de fjender, han nogensinde har været udsat for, og rejser sig for at fortsætte med at kæmpe. De øjeblikke, hvor alt er brudt, men helten giver ikke op.
Disse øjeblikke…der får os til at blive superhelte.
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. #Focused
— DlowTheProducer (@DLOWTHEPRODUCER) september 6, 2016
“For you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.” It’s a line from a historic letter written to a persecuted people group who’d lost their property and become second-class citizens because of their minority status. They’d lost friends, jobs, community…a lot of the things that help define our identities as human beings. Endnu, the writer tells them not to give up, not to bow down to temptation, even though they’ve lost so much, because they’re still alive. “You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.” As long as you’re alive, you’re not allowed to give up.
Do we really help others to the point of shedding our blood? Do we even help others to the point of “Åh, this is a minor inconvenience”?
Hvis du ønsker at blive en superhelt, you’re going to have to push far beyond the normal boundaries of convenient for others, into what becomes painful.
You’re going to have to stop giving up.