Anti-heroes are complicated and misunderstood... And I find them fascinating!
Are they heroes?
Don't they kind of look a lot like the villain?
Do the ends really justify the means?
A while ago I did a podcast with a friend of mine thinking about the "Black Adam" film and theology, and I talked a bit about anti-heroes there.
But what about me?
Here are a few ramblings before you come up with your own from the song!
I have ghosts, I have had the heart that wants to do things right but ended up potentially going about it in the wrong way and actually causing more harm than good. I think some of those times were when I thought of myself as being a hero and was completely unaware of the damage being caused. Whilst I've never really seen myself as the villain, I think most of us probably end up looking more like anti-heroes.
The thing with anti-heroes is that they want to see justice, they want to live well, but they don't always know the best way to do it. The heroes often know the best way to keep the status quo, but it's anti-heroes that tend to actually change things.
And at the end of the day, sometimes I'm my own worst enemy.
If you'd rather listen and come to your own conclusions about the eclectic mix of songs I worked through in Lent 2023, here's the Spotify Playlist!