These days it can seem like a new superhero film comes along every 2 hours or so.
But it wasn’t always the case. I remember around the turn of the millennium when big-budget superhero films started arriving in cinemas, no doubt partly because the technology was by then good enough to make the special effects look half-decent.
One of the first of these was the Spider- man film from 2002. It wasn’t brilliant, but the film’s villain (the Green Goblin) did at one point say something to Spider-man that stuck with me: ‘The one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail, fall, die trying. In spite of everything you’ve done for them, eventually, they will hate you’.
As we approach Easter, such a line might remind us of Jesus. And yet, a hero Jesus was, and – despite the hatred that came his way – a hero He remained, and will remain forever.
Many individuals have fallen from grace in the news in recent months, but there remains one true hero we can hang on to.
Yours in Chris
Rev Chris Collins