Writer’s Name: Ornitha Danielle
Title: Modern Day Super Hero?
What does a real man look like? Yes, that would be a question that I’m asking. Trying to define what his appearance would be is hard for many of us to visualize. Frankly, does he have a face? What I used to envision as a little girl was my father; he was my superman. He could do NO wrong; he was THE IT in my book. As I grew older and wiser I knew better and learned that we all have character flaws. There is only one man that exemplified what a man should be; his name was Jesus! He was a man that knew no sin or did any wrong. He was an honest man that worked for a living. He gave his life for another, which happened to be us. Jesus cared for the sick and the poor. This would be a perfect role model for any man to pattern himself after.
Jesus was kind and compassionate to those that he encountered on a daily basis. I honestly believe that there could be a real man among us, however I believe that a man can be trained to become a real man and even look like one. I think a real man should wear his pants pulled up with a belt. I believe a man should be a hard worker, a great provider, and a warrior for his family. I believe that a man will train his son how to treat his wife or girlfriend and on how he should be with his family in public and behind closed doors. A modern day super hero will not allow society to determine who he is in God and how far he can go in life. Many African Americans face the brutal reality of being deemed to become deadbeats, low lifes, stupid, uneducated, lazy… this checklist could go on for days.
Let’s visit our media, like the news? Huh, yeap. The news sensationalizes all the negativity of our men. If majority of these young men between 16- 30 years of age had places to go to be mentored, encouraged and loved on, 99% of them wouldn’t have committed the crimes that they have committed. With the budget cuts of the Boys clubs, Cubs scouts, community sports leagues, church organizations and even after school activities what is there to do, other than get into trouble? I believe that we all should pitch in to help our young men get the nurturing they need to become an outstanding man and individual. Let’s take a few minutes out of the day to say a kind word to a young man other than telling him that he will never amount to anything. The Bible tells us there is life and death in tongue and we should control that before we really do some serious damage to the MALE’S EGO!! We need to help them and not hurt them. A man will also go before God for direction in life in order to lead his family. Man was created in God’s image and not man!