Living with Conviction
Yesterday in our student ministry, we continued our series on superheroes. We looked at Batman and what we can learn from his character.
Here’s some background information on Batman from Wikipedia:
Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). Originally referred to as “the Bat-Man” and still referred to at times as “the Batman,” the character is additionally known as “the Caped Crusader,” “the Dark Knight,” and “the World’s Greatest Detective,” among other titles.
Batman is listed as the #2 most popular superhero in the world by IGN.
Batman’s parents were murdered in front of him as a child. This had a profound impact on his life. Early on in his training, he held himself to a strict rule: no killing. Batman held onto this moral code that he set up for himself. It is what ended up saving his sanity in his battles with dark, twisted villains such as Joker, Two-Face, and Bane. Batman/Bruce Wayne was a man with principles and conviction. There’s much we can learn from him…