I confess I really enjoy watching beauty pagents. The Miss Universe pagent was on TV last week and one of the final questions was: If you could have any power, what superpower would you want and why? Miss Korea answered that she would want a wallet that never dried up, which seemed like a good enough if not totally materialistic answer. You really can help lots of people and do a lot with money, so it is a good power, but it is not what I would want.

I first thought that I’d like to have the power to heal. It would be great to be able to help all the people suffering from diseases and illnesses, especially those that don’t have any real treatment or cure right now. And, then I realized that the ability to heal is already mine through prayer and while I would like to have the ability to heal whomever whenever, that power belongs to God and is better with Him (as he sees and knows all, and I do not.)

So, my next superpower of choice was to read minds. I imagined that this particular power could come in very handy with my children and my husband as well as with random people I meet. If I could read minds, I might be inclined to extend more grace and be a lot nicer as I realize that everyone is struggling and hurting. But again, I figured that there are definite drawbacks as I probably don’t really want to know what these people are thinking most of the time and Brian assures me that he isn’t thinking about anything at all. If that’s true, it would be a really boring superpower – not that super.

I guess my answer for now would have to be: Love. I would like to truly, unconditionally and deeply love. This, too, can be mine as I walk in the Spirit of God… I am a superhero!

As a side note, Brian and I have often had the debate over which superpower would be better: flying or being invisible. I think with my fear of heights that invisibility wins hands-down. Though, if I could fly, I probably wouldn’t be afraid of falling & hence being up high, so maybe it would be cool to fly. What do you think?

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  1. Jessica said,

    June 14, 2007 @ 12:21 pm

    You make milk…that’s a cool superpower! 🙂

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