For the last two nights I have suffered from a bit of insomnia. At one point, my mind wandered to the topic of “superpowers.” Thanks to a Google search, I now know there are more than ten thousand superheroes (in print and film) recorded on one website with many times more superpowers. Their top one hundred list, contains many powers I have never heard of. The list has gone way beyond Elizabeth Montgomery’s ability to twitch her nose as Samantha on the old TV show, “Bewitched”.
As to my insomnia fighting thoughts on superpowers, sure, I wish I had one, doesn’t everyone? My thoughts though, have run more along the lines of how much better the world would be if those powers were allocated only for good and each of us actually had at least one.
If each of us just had the ability to stop pain in others, for instance, how much happier this world would be. If we could start with things like natural disasters, poverty and cancer and move down that mountainous list to items like anger, corruption, narcissism, and even splinters; we could possibly live in a world where power doesn’t corrupt and governments really were “for the people” not just the privileged few. Wouldn’t it be nice if self confidence was never in danger of becoming narcissism, or anger getting out of control. A world where everyone followed the eleventh commandant to love one another as Christ loved us.