[Proverbs as Parables] Super Clair

Super Clair could see more than the average Clair. Or Joe. Or Sam. Or Erin. In fact, while the average kid could only see, smell, touch, hear or taste what was around them, Super Clair could also sometimes do these same things for other people in different places altogether! On top of that, she could see closer, smell more, feel stronger, hear louder and taste better. How it all worked was something she was still figuring out.

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One time, Super Clair’s friend, Betsy, was at school. She was about to eat an asparagus and jam sandwich. The problem was, she didn’t know it was an asparagus jam sandwich and she hates asparagus! She thought it was a regular green jam sandwich. So much better.

Super Clair sat on the other side of the classroom, but could instantly smell the asparagus in the jam. 

Now you would think that Super Clair, knowing Betsy hates asparagus, would run over to her and warn her…but you would be wrong. 

You see, Super Clair does have this amazing power of sense from far away, but what she doesn’t have is generosity. 

She said to herself, “Warning Betsy is too much work and I don’t want to be bothered cuz I’m eating my own lunch.”

So Betsy ate that sandwich and spat it out all over her desk. Then Super Clair and the whole class laughed at her while she was embarrassed and cleaned it up all by herself.

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbour, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”—when you already have it with you.

Proverbs 3:26-27

What special power did Super Clair have? (Super sensing)

What character trait did she not have? (Generosity/kindness/charity)

What is the difference between wisdom and natural abilities? (Doing what’s right, not just being able to do what’s right. Using the abilities or things God has given you to serve others.)


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