As I considered this sermon series, which focuses on discovering our superpowers and becoming superheroes, I began to ponder the philosophical and metaphysical differences between superpowers and magical powers.
Now, I know that even positing that question is going to send a couple of you down a rabbit hole from now until the benediction, so let me hasten to introduce today’s superhero mentor and the parable their life provides.
Steve Rogers is Captain America, but he wasn’t always a superhero … or maybe he was. His story begins at the onset of World War II. A young Steve Rogers is so stirred by his sense of justice and love of country that he tries to volunteer to go fight the Nazis. I’m not sure what reason the Army gave for rejecting him repeatedly, but the bottom line was he simply was too scrawny to be a soldier.