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It's very easy to see one person as a hero. Luke faces Vader alone at the end of Return of the Jedi. Boromir shields the Hobbits, and makes the ultimate sacrifice, alone in Fellowship of the Ring. The Black Panther steps forward to become the heroic focus even as he is surrounded by a cast of astounding talents and personalities.

But what about the ensemble heroes? Of course we all have personal favorites, but is there really a stand out savior among the X-Men? Is there a star in the Avengers? Which Ninja Turtle is the most important? Sometimes there just isn't a stand alone hero. Sometimes the skills of the group taking action and the needs of the situation call for a team approach.

It can be easy to want to cast ourselves as the hero. We sometimes crave the accolades and the prestige of being the one every can point to and say "she saved us!" And sometimes, that's exactly what is needed. Sometimes one person has to realize there is a wrong and stand up to make it right. Sometimes one person has to be the first to stand up, to walk out, to say no. Take time to consider carefully, though. Is there someone else who might do a better job? How could you support them? Are there people who have strengths that compliment your weaknesses, that you could team up with?

Knowing the difference between when an individual hero versus a team of heroes is called for can make all the difference in overcoming a difficult time. As Jedi we have to be aware of a situation and its flow as well as our own strengths and weaknesses and those of the people around us. In the end, it doesn't matter who does the saving. It only matters that people are saved.