Anytime I do small group discussions with my students, I like asking weird, funny ice-breaker questions to get the conversation warmed-up a bit. I usually will start with something like "if you were an animal what animal would you be?" or "if you could be anywhere in the world where would you be?". Recently I asked the question, "if you could have any superpower what would it be?" It was quite interesting observing their answers. Some would say time travel, others shape shifting, other flying or mind reading. But the most common answer that I have gotten from majority of the girls is INVISIBILITY. At first I didn't read into it much, but after a while I noticed that it became more common and I would catch onto what personalities would choose this superpower over others. Majority of time it was the ones who just wanted to hide from the world and from people, who carried a deeper insecurity about themselves. If you think about it, as cool as invisibility sounds, that's exactly what it is...hiding. When you are invisible, you don't need to worry about what people see in you or what they think because you are hidden from their sight and comments. For some people that would be ideal...but in all honesty all it becomes is an escape in the end. We were not created to be hidden. In the Gospel of Matthew Jesus reminds us: "“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:14-16). Don't hide yourself. You were meant to shine in this world. Be that light! Walking Together, Sandra

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