Recently, like many other congregations around the United States, we all went to see Man of Steel to better understand Jesus through the remarkable parallels found in Superman. I am serious. There were many other congregations whose pastors also led them to see Man of Steel (Daily Telegraph). And here some of you thought I was a heretic!
One aspect of the Man of Steel which we did not address as a metaphor to Jesus, but which got your attention and confused you, was the loss of his red underwear from his previous image. What did that mean???
Was there new research to suggest Jesus went commando underneath that robe? On a more practical level, should you be going commando to be more in the image of his Holiness???
I had thought about finishing this article in numerous ways so as to get a laugh. However, I don’t believe in preaching these things to people. Further, I’m not even Christian. So I am not going to go further. But upon reflection, it might be the best joke of all to let good Christians take these questions to their pastor and have their pastors explain it to them. I just wish I could be there to see some pastoral reactions when someone poses these questions to them.
If you’re so inclined, finish the sermon as a comment. Or just go to your pastor and ask about it and let me know how it went down.