Jesus is ‘the ultimate superhero on the ultimate mission’
Fictional superheroes, like Superman and Spider-Man, have lots in common.
They wear unique outfits. They have superhuman powers, but engage with all of us. They stand for the universal virtues of truth, justice, and mercy. And they have the same mission: to save the world from evil.
So, by those criteria, Jesus is the ultimate superhero on the ultimate mission.
“We’ve already got a saviour. Making those links is no bad thing,” says Father Richard Leonard, a Jesuit priest and internationally recognized author and film and culture critic. “What I do is, not say that Jesus is replaced by Spider-Man, but that Spider-Man