Hi Again, everyone!
I am continuing on my quest, today to find out what it really means to be Super. Last post I explored one of the pitfalls of thinking that we were Super, when I described an adventure in which I lead my campers the wrong way while trying to paddle down the French River.
Well Scruffy is well on his way to learning a similar lesson…just listen to his “thoughts” at the beginning of this escapade!
“Scruffy thought that he ought to practice, but his head was all puffed up by all the attention he was getting. Clearly he was already “SuperScruff” to his adoring fans so he couldn’t let them down. Inside he had always known that he had Super powers…it was time to show his stuff so he jumped on top of nearest bale of hay, so everyone could see and hear him.”
Oh my…Scruffy is finally accepted by all of the barnyard critters…but acceptance and friendship were not enough for him. He had to be number One…the best! In his mind he felt that he had to prove his right to be number One by showing the others all the wonderful things that made him special… Super! The problem for Scruffy was that he really didn’t have a clear view of what it meant to be Super! Do we?
One dictionary defines Super as follows:
“The adjective super comes from the Latin super-, meaning “above,” “over,” or “beyond.” Super is another way to say “the best” — you are above the rest. Super can also describe something that’s really big.”
In contrast the Bible defines Super as follows:
“…whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave. That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not be served…”
Which type of Super really counts…I wonder?
Something to think about.
See you next time.