Happy Superhero Monday, Fandomly! Today we are going to look at Supergirl episode 7, Human For A Day. (If you haven’t watched the episode yet, be warned: 99.9% of my posts have spoilers.)

In this episode, Kara has lost her powers. Not a symptom unknown to her kind. Superman has lost his powers before too, but they usually come back within 48 hours. It has been longer than that, and Kara is still fully mortal. So it’s no wonder that she questions…

Kara: What if Max Lord… What if what he said was right? What if mine never come back? And what kind of a hero does that make me without them?

Kara has placed her worth and identity as a hero on her powers, and now they are gone, so who is she?

Cat: People of National City. This is Cat Grant, coming to you from Catco Plaza. We’ve just, minutes ago, restarted our broadcasting capabilities. (SIGHS) Look. We’re all suffering through a major disaster. Now, you could react to this crisis by being petty and divisive or preying on other people’s fears. And after all, it is human to be selfish. But isn’t it also human to face our weaknesses and rise above them? Act like a superhero, even if you aren’t one?

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Kara: I know you’re scared. We all are. You want to save yourself, your family. But don’t you see that we are all in this together?

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Cat: It’s true. Supergirl has not been located yet. But her spirit stays with us, her insistence on seeing the best in people, a call for us to heed our better angels.

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Kara: There’s about a dozen ways that I could stop you right now. But I don’t think I have to.

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Cat: Supergirl has faith in us.

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Kara: Because this is not you. It isn’t any of you.

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Cat: So let’s have a little faith in her. Supergirl will return when we need her most. Until then, we need to help each other. I believe that we are better than this. Call us, share your stories of heroism. Let’s show the world what we’re really made of. And, no, we can’t do what Supergirl does, but we choose who we want to be. We must choose to do what we can.

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Kara: And I know you’re gonna choose to be a better man.

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As Cat defines what it is to be a Superhero, Kara learns that being a hero is not about powers or abilities, it is about a choice to love when everyone else would choose to give up.

Jimmy: The truth of this moment is that you don’t even need powers to be a hero.

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love [for others growing out of God’s love for me], then I have become only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal [just an annoying distraction]. And if I have the gift of prophecy [and speak a new message from God to the people], and understand all mysteries, and [possess] all knowledge; and if I have all [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love [reaching out to others], I am nothing. If I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it does me no good at all.
…Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening]….
 Love never fails [it never fades nor ends]. But as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for the gift of special knowledge, it will pass away….And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love. ~ 1 Corinthians 13 AMP

Kara learns that powers will pass away, but the ingredients that make a hero—faith, hope, and love—endure forever and in whomever chooses to posses them.

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ~ Dumbledore

Meanwhile, Alex shows us she’s a hero by taking down Jemm. And she learns from Hank (J’onn J’onzz), that her father, Jeremiah was a hero too.

J’onn: Jeremiah made the ultimate sacrifice. He gave his life to save that alien. Your father died a hero.

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Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. ~ John 15:13 ESV

We all have the power to be heroes. All we have to do is choose to love when everyone else has given up, run in fear, or turned to hate.

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Love on my fellow superheroes! 😉

Transcript from: http://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/

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