But what if our greatest thing is not to save the world as Spider-Man did again in the recent movie version, “The Amazing Spider-Man”. Not to go out in a blaze of glory so to speak, but instead to routinely utilize the gifts and talents that we were given? Not to win back Gotham City like Batman did yet again in “The Dark Knight Rises”, but to stay on course with a less than spectacular life that honors God?
It has been suggested that we should think of the 24-hour blocks in each day of our life as bank-fresh bundles of a hundred $1 bills. Our challenge each day is to spend your life. You can't bank it. You can't save it. You get a fresh handful of life currency each morning, and any unspent dollars evaporate before tomorrow comes.
You spend life assets when you mentor a new employee who is struggling, listen to someone who is upset, or volunteer to help someone catch up.
You are honoring God when you are generous with your hard earned income to help someone who has lost their job, a family that is being drained by long-term illness, or by being active in the ministries of your church.
My all-time favorite hero, Jesus, once said: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you. By this, all shall know that you are my disciples, by the way that you show love one for the other” (John 13:34-35 ).
Our earthly reward comes from that distinctly warm and special feeling we get from helping others, especially when we can do it anonymously.
Remember, you have today's life capital in hand. Invest it wisely in small increments of unselfish acts and in doing so, you will find significance.