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Invisibility or Flight? James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a

Invisibility or Flight?

Imagine that you could select a super power, what would you choose? Would you use your power to make the world a better place?

A 25-year-old brunette rock star. A cigar-chomping octogenarian comedian; and a sixtyish black man.

Alanis Morissette, George Burns and Morgan Freeman. They’ve all played God in the movies.

Morissette didn’t have any lines, but was God in Kevin Smith’s 1999 film Dogma. George Burns appeared to John Denver in a plaid shirt and a golf cap in Oh, God! in the ’70s. And more recently, in Bruce Almighty!, Morgan Freeman as God gives Jim Carrey a chance to have Godlike powers since Carrey was grumbling about God’s on-the-job performance.

So what would you do if you were God for a week, or even a day?

Or, if you couldn’t be a full-blown God with all of God’s powers, which powers would you like to have?

Suppose you could have one of two super powers, the power of invisibility or the power of flight, which power would you choose?

Would you rather fly free in the sky like Superman, or would you rather be able to turn invisible like the comic book superhero Susan Richards, known as The Invisible Woman ...

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