Sunday, July 31, 2011

Genesis 32:22–31

What superpower would you like to have?" my son asked as we were driving away from the local cinema multiplex. With all the superhero movies we've seen this summer, I wasn't surprised by the question. "I'd like to be invisible," said his sister. "Flying would be cooler," he responded, and so the debate began. All the way home, they argued about the merits of flight versus invisibility, telepathy versus magic, laser vision versus X-ray vision. Eventually they agreed that it didn't matter if the power was cool; the point was to pick a power that made life easier.

"Which power would you choose, Mom?"

I thought for a moment and replied, "Perseverance."

"That's not a superpower!" They laughed and went back to ignoring me.


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