When I led groups at the state hospital, I would often begin with one question to ease folx into the group. The question was, “If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?” As I have watched various shows and movies featuring magical and super powers in the heroes, I’ve been thinking about this question.
Honestly, my answer hasn’t changed. I’ve always thought that with the ability to read minds, ministry and spiritual care would be so much easier! My second choice, in case you’re wondering, is super speed so I could travel more easily.
How about you? What super power would make your life easier or more fun?
Of course, super powers aren’t real, just fun to think about. Kind of like super heroes. If they existed, how would the world be different? Or would the world change at all if magic or super powers were real?
Now this next question might seem like a leap. However, I often go from these fantasy-based thoughts to reality. What has helped me survive and triumph through hard things? My answer, as you might expect, is faith, though maybe not in the way you might think.
As a child, faith surrounded me with a community whose Love saved my life. Faith reminded me in my most lost moments that I was not alone. Faith eventually led me to believe that I am Beloved. Faith, for me, is always growing and transforming. And it is a kind of super power.
What role does faith play in your life? How has it shaped you, changed you, or saved you? Spend some time reflecting on your own faith journey – where you have been, where you are now, and where you might be heading. How has faith empowered you? Would you trade it for a super power?
I think faith is the super power that builds community, and I’m glad and grateful you are part of Living Table. Feel free to share your thoughts on super powers, faith, or both in the comments.
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