James 2:18 – But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. (NIV)
In part one, we read about Eren Yeager, and how we need to declare to the titans in our lives that we will defeat them. In part two, we read about Armin Arlert and how he increased his knowledge and widened his vision to obtain success over the titans and how we need to do the same. We are now in part three, and we will discuss Mikasa Ackerman. Mikasa is a naturally talented fighter when it comes to fighting titans but not all of have a natural ability to attack the titans in our lives but there is something special about her that had to be jolted out of her by Eren. She had to push her self to fight.
In Episode 6 of the anime, Mikasa was helpless as a little girl as she was being kidnapped. However, a young Eren attempted to save her. But his rescue backfired and he was about to get killed himself. Only one person could save him and that was Mikasa. Her killer instinct for the first time kicked in. She attacked to save her new friend and attacked for her survival. We must also put forth the effort to attack the titans in our lives as well. Continue reading “Attacking Titans – “Mikasa Ackerman” – James 2:18″→
James 3:2 – We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. (NIV)
We all have made mistakes in someway or form in our lives. Some more than others. We didn’t listen to what others have told us. We didn’t listen to that still small voice inside of us that told us that we were not taking the right path. Two guys who didn’t fell many of times were the Elric Brothers, Alphonse and Edward. They are from the story Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa. In this world Alchemist aren’t people that just turn random metals in to gold but if they have the basic building blocks of any item they can make it. Spare wooden parts can easily be turned into a beautiful new chest if placed in a transmutation circle. But what about the dead body of a loved one. What would that create? In that world, those actions are the ultimate taboo. Those who attempt it are reprimanded in the worst possible way. Edward lost and arm and a leg but his brother Alphonse, lost his whole body and his soul was attached to armor by his brother to keep him in the living world.
James 2:15-17 – 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. (NIV)
The clip from the comic above comes from Amazing Fantasy #15 where we first get to see the one of the greatest comic book characters from Marvel, Spider-Man. What above spawned what have been shortened to the mantra, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Peter Parker, Spider-Man, was told this by Ben Parker, his uncle. He took those words for granted but soon after he have heard those very words he was faced with the true meaning of it. A thief who Peter had the power and the ability to stop was the man that killed his Uncle. He had the power to stop him dead in his tracks and he didn’t. Continue reading “With Great Power… – James 2:15-17”→