THE SECRET OF SUPERMAN
By Reggie Joiner
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Superman. I still remember the day my parents handed me a box from Sears and Roebuck that contained a red cape, blue tights with a red-and-yellow “S” shield on the chest. When I put it on, something magical happened. It transformed me from a shy six-year-old to a superhero with unique powers. I would become more powerful than my dad’s parked car. I could leap tall fences with a single bound. I was faster than our speeding fox terrier.
It’s intriguing that while nations were drawn into a world war that would threaten their existence, a fictional story of a superhero would entertain the imagination of a generation to suggest that good will somehow always prevail. I guess you should just never underestimate the power of a good story.
The point is the stories you tell to your kids every week really matter. The right story can inspire, incite faith, and give hope. If you want to change the way kids see the world, then make sure you give them stories over time . . .
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