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Super heroes in our midst

Wherever you are on your path, you can be a super hero!  What gifts do you have, share them.  Regardless of perceived limitations, we can all make a positive difference!

A writer for Reader’s Digest magazine interviewed Christopher Reeve near the end of his life, in 2004, and asked him why he had joined a Unitarian church.

He answered,

“It gives me a moral compass. I often refer to Abe Lincoln, who said, ‘When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion.’ I think we all have a little voice inside us that will guide us. It may be God, I don’t know. But I think that if we shut out all the noise and clutter from our lives and listen to that voice, it will tell us the right thing to do.”

Christopher Reeve showed what a real-life hero is: a person who listens to the voice inside them, and acts when that voice tells them the right thing to do.

“What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely.”

Reference resources:

Christopher Reeve: A Life for All Seasons – October 31, 2004

http://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/journeys/session3/132246.shtml

The Gospel According to Christopher Reeve – Unitarian Universalism