Iron Man, Masks, and Tax-Free Weekend Shopping

I apologize for the lack of regular posts the last few weeks (especially Bible Trivia and Superhero Sunday) and hope you’re hanging in there. 🙂

If you didn’t already know, this weekend is tax-free weekend. Which means most of the outlet malls are packed.

Guess where we were yesterday.

Yep. The outlet malls.

We stopped into the Disney store to look at their Marvel things (which was actually slightly disappointing) and my dad pointed out a few Iron Man masks.

Now, is it just me (and keep in mind that I’ve only seen him in The Avengers) or does Stark’s personality seem to change a little when he’s in his suit. He seems more eager to crack jokes and be the funny guy when he’s just himself. When he’s in his suit, sure, he has a few funny moments, but it seems like he’s more focused and serious. Like he doesn’t need to be funny anymore.

We all use masks. Maybe not literally, but we all have labels that seem to define us and acts that we put up to make people think that we’re something we’re not. Some of those masks are harmful to us; other masks are harmful to other people.

God wants us to be who He made us, not who other people want us to be or who we want other people to think we are. He wants you to be… you.

So take off your mask and be the person God wants you to be!