For everyone who doesn’t follow Smallville, young Clark Kent has his super-powers, but isn’t yet Superman. Why? He doesn’t yet have a purpose, a vision that grips his life. In the episode Arrow, Oliver Queen (The Green Arrow) challenges Clark:
There’s a whole world of people out there, Clark. They need us. With your potential…you can’t wait for them to come to you.
Clark is comfortable with helping out his family and friends in his spare time, but dedicating all his energy and time, his very life, to the world? To everyone? To people he doesn’t know, who might not even care or even know what he is doing or why he is doing it? Clark isn’t sure he is ready for that.
Wait a minute. That sounds uncomfortably familiar.
The gospel of Jesus Christ and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit is something better than x-ray vision. It’s something every single person in the world needs. And it’s something that I have, and that you have.
Are we ready to leave Smallville and go out into the world?