Monday, November 5, 2012

The Power of Will

The movie Green Lantern was OK, and suffered from a stereotypical story line which could have been written better.

But the Lantern has always been my favorite DC character.

The power to create what ever can be imagined. Now that’s a superpower that beats speed, metal claws, spider webs, elasticity, utility belts and the ability to leap over skyscrapers.

In the movie the green lantern power comes from the power of will, “the most powerful force in the universe.” That’s an interesting concept since our personal will can trump God’s will. And since God really is the most powerful thing in the universe, that gives us humans an ironic ability to do what we want. No predestination. No overly controlling deity. Just a God who’s will is for us to have a relationship with him.

But our will can change daily, from good to bad, from selflessness to selfishness. Now don’t confuse God’s will with his holiness, sovereignty, etc. All the things that make God, God.

So maybe will really is one of the most powerful forces in the universe.

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