Spiritual Sandwich: Finding Strength

Spiritual Sandwich: Finding Strength

By Courtney McHill, 2002-2005 Summer Staff Alumna, Board Alumna, & Adult Volunteer

During this strange time of pandemic, we all have something to add in our own unique ways. We all have gifts that may change a day from ordinary and monotonous into extraordinary. At the same time, if you are like me, you are dreaming of new and better days and fantasizing about what could be.  

We all have gifts that may change a day from ordinary and monotonous into extraordinary.

Along those lines, perhaps you dream of having some superpower to get you through. The other day, I asked my four-year-old nephew what he would be called if he were a superhero. Without hesitation, he answered, “Rocky!” with confidence. He had already planned out his expression of strength during this time. 

In the spirit of “Rocky” and finding strength within ourselves…

  • If you were a superhero, what would your name and superpower be? 
  • Why would you choose that superpower?
  • What “superpowers” or unique strengths do you already have at your disposal?
  • How might you serve others with your unique strengths during this time?

SSP allows us to serve in ways we could never imagine, helping us expand our impact as we live our daily lives. Hopefully, you can carry that spirit of opportunity into your life under lockdown as well.

We believe service leaks out into our daily lives in unique and unexpected ways, even when we can’t build in-person together. Instead, we can still creatively build up our communities with our uniquely superb gifts.

Editor’s Note: If one of your unique gifts or interests includes sewing, please consider channeling your efforts to make masks for residents of the Navajo Nation, one of the communities SSP serves with. See SSP’s Facebook for details on mask patterns and where they should be sent.

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