Yet part of it lives on in me - the ideals, the dream of saving the world, one day at a time. Most days, it's little things like going to work and school when I don't feel like it. Another day it may be a vote, or a blog entry supporting Proposition 8.
What makes a hero? Is it super powers and spandex, cool catch phrases and bullet-proof hair? The villains have those, too. How do we know the difference? Where does the shallow veneer end and true devotion begin? Where can we turn in such troubled times?
There is one source we can always trust, a perfect hero to us all: Jesus Christ. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the surest and only true guide to happiness, safety and truth. Every day, if we strive to be as He is, we will become the heroes our world needs.
To help and to heal without hurting another.
To love and forgive your enemies no matter what.
To be both just and merciful in all your dealings.
To boldly stand for what's right, no matter the cost.
To share the light of the gospel with all who will listen.
To be a brother to all even as they smite you.
To be true to your own divine heritage.
We are all sons and daughters of God, brothers of Christ, and are all eligible to feel the promptings of the Holy Ghost if we will but listen. The days ahead - the last days, it seems - are times when we will all need to stand and be counted among the heroes who follow with faith the divine light of truth, even Jesus Christ, our Redeemer.
The battle lines have been drawn. Let the last crusade for Christ begin - not a crusade of blood or of worldly conquest, but a crusade against the evils of this world. Let us defeat the villains, the destroyers, the haters, the hypocrites. Let us stand and wave the banner of truth!
Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me?Beyond the barricade, is there a world you long to see?
Then join in the fight that will give you the right to be free!Will you give all you can give so that our banner may advance?
Some will fall and some will live, will you stand up and take your chance?