“I subscribe to love not law”, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman. If you don’t know him look him up. I can use this idea in all areas of my life. I can look to LOVE, every day. It’s doesn’t matter what religion or spiritual practice I have but if I seek LOVE first then I will have a good day. LOVE is my spiritual practice.
I am a Man
“…I am a man… God works through me the same as you. There is no feat that I can achieve that you are not capable of.” - Black Panther*
The Wakandan ruler takes the appearance of a Black Panther. The Black Panther is the Physical and Spiritual ruler of Wakanda, an African country. Wakanda has never been invaded or defeated. They accept no aid or power from another source. Hundreds of years ago a great meteorite crashed into Wakanda. The stone was composed of a mineral known as vibranium. It is the source of all there is in Wakanda. The ruler, the Black Panther, is to protect the Wakandans, their culture and the vibranium. The Black Panther mantel is past down from generation to generation. T’Chala became the Black Panther when at an early age his father, T’Chaka, was killed by the villain Ulysses Klaw. T’Chala as the Black Panther has brought his country to greatest and has been a hero with the Avengers and Fantastic Four.
We are all only human and if we, in one way or another, are practicing a spiritual life we are all trying to better ourselves. We are trying to connect to something greater than ourselves no matter the name of that spiritual greatness. If we are meant to do something, then we will achieve that goal. The only thing that sets us apart from the sports stars, the singers, the artists is the training. Emmett Fox speaks of the “Heart’s Desire” as God’s calling. So, if you like to paint then paint and in that you will find your greatness.
The Black Panther
First Appearance: Fantastic Four, #52, July 1966
Creators: Stan Lee (Writer), Jack Kirby (Artist)
* “Black Panther” Animated Series, 2009 Djimon Hounsou (voice of Black Panther)