Happy Superhero Monday! Today we are going to look at the last episode of season 1 of Supergirl. 😦 This episode picks up where the last one left off. Alex and everyone else not wearing a Lord ear device are under the mind control of Myriad. But, Alex’s mom helps her overcome, and Supergirl hits the airwaves with this message that helps everyone else defeat Myriad’s control:
This is Supergirl and I hope you can hear me. We have been attacked. Mothers and fathers, friends and neighbors, children, everyone, suddenly stopped by a force of evil as great as this world has ever known. Your attacker has sought to take your free will, your individuality, your spirit. Everything that makes you who you are. When facing an attack like this, it’s easy to feel hopeless. We retreat, we lose our strength, lose our self.
I know. I lost everything when I was young. When I first landed on this planet, I was sad and alone. But I found out that there is so much love in this world out there for the taking, and you, the people of National City, you helped me. You let me be who I’m meant to be. You gave me back to myself. You made me stronger than I ever thought possible, and I love you for that.
Now, in each and every one of you, there is a light, a spirit, that cannot be snuffed out. That won’t give up. I need your help again. I need you to hope. Hope. That you will remember that you can all be heroes. Hope. That when faced with an enemy determined to destroy your spirit, you will fight back and thrive. Hope. That those who once may have shunned you will, in a moment of crisis, come to your aid. Hope. That you will see again the faces of those you love and perhaps even those you have lost.
Supergirl‘s speech reminds me that evil can be overcome by hope, and hope is driven by love and faith. And the greatest of the three is love. If, when evil turns our life upside down, we can still find it in us to love deeply and widely, we win. Because the only way evil can win is by turning its victims away from love. Turning victims into villains.
Love is a choice, the hardest one to make. But we can all be heroes if we choose the right path over the easy one. Go be a superhero today. Love someone.
“Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate. ~ Luke 6:35-36 NLT