Captain Marvel is the latest movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that is smashing box office records around the world. Perhaps its success is because many of its viewers can identify with its female protagonist Vers, and her search for her true identity.
The movie itself runs for over two hours, but in ten lines from its screenplay, we can compress her reel-life story of transformation and empowerment in a way that mirrors our real-life journey of self-discovery that our faith calls us to undertake.
3. “You’re on the wrong side of an unjust war.” (Talos to Vers)
|The world does not play fair. But with Christ – the Prince of Peace and the Just Judge – on our side, who can be against us?|
8. “… the mission of all missions.” (Monica to Maria)
|Proclaiming the Good News and ushering in the reign of God… saving the world!|
10. “We need more heroes.” (Fury to Coulson)
|We are called to be part of the Jesus Initiative. If we sign up, so what if people think we’re from another planet? We are! We are ambassadors of Christ and His Kingdom that’s out of this world!|
Captain Marvel, for all her amazing and unlimited powers, is only a creature of a Hollywood screenwriter’s creative imagination. God, the Creator and the Author of our lives, offers us a much better storyline. It’s one where we choose our own ending – what a cliffhanger! – but even if we choose what’s not the best for us, He will always try to rewrite our scripts so that, if we don’t lose the plot, we will all be block-busters in the End. What’s our endgame going to be?
Written by Frances
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