Friday, August 17, 2012

Geeky Girl - Responsibility

It has been the summer for Comic Book movies and I'm loving it! :) And of course, the one-liners have been passing our lips frequently, I still can't stop repeating the Hulk's famous line after bashing Loki, "Puny demi god." Perfection!

Batman The Dark Knight Rises had a great one as well, "Maybe it's time we all stop trying to outsmart the truth and let it have its day." Alfred is always good for one or two of the profound statements.

But the one that really got me was from The Amazing Spider-Man. Not even close to my favorite of all the comic movies this summer, but they reworked the line 'With great power comes great responsibility', a favorite of mine, and instead Uncle Ben says, "“If you can do good things for other people, you have a moral responsibility to do it.....You owe the world your gifts.” Some people are ticked at them for changing it but I think it's aimed more at the 'masses' now, it can and does apply to everyone. We see, more frequently than we want to, the the opportunities to do good things for other people.

A lot of people don't see themselves as having any power. They don't see the financial power they have. They don't see the influential power they have. They don't see the creative power they have. Yet, too many of us readily boast of our gifts, this is a point of pride but we have the same responsibility because there is power in our gifts.  We don't owe the world our gifts, but we do owe God. We won't ever have to answer to the world for not using our gifts responsibly, but we will have to answer to God.

1 comment:

LaughingLady said...

Responsibility to do ANYTHING isn't very popular these days, let alone the responsibility to actually give of ourselves. Good reminder.

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