Monday, 22 October 2007

Learning about glory

Shortly after reading His Girl Friday’s blog on reading, writing and arithmetic, I read this:

“Education that fills us with facts but often does not allow us to experience what is around is a poor education indeed and leads many to be bored with so-called learning. We need to keep glory and wonder in our lives as well as bare facts … life without glory is just meaningless and trivial.”

This is from a book that I’m reading just now called Mirror Images by David Adam.

As this week has seen some of the most beautiful sunrises that I can remember (and I do tend to because I drive straight towards them on the way to work), I’ve been thinking about the need for more glory in my life. More wonder, more music, more fun and less ‘bare facts’. I’ve probably been making progress in this dimension for a while now, but it’s always good to be reminded.

I find that playing around with my new camera helps, and I’ve started to juggle again when I get ‘a bit frustrated’ at work.

Multi-dimensional life is definitely recommended – something about ‘that they may have life and have it to the full’ (John 10:10).


His Girl Friday said...

Hi ER,
great quote, as well...and the book sounds interesting; I may have to get that one for my hubby and I to read. Love the photo! :)

That Hideous Man said...

Too long have we suffered from an inherently apollinarian (or at least docetic) christology which pits our sanctification AGAINST our humanity. We need to re-invigorate our lives by encountering Christ through the lense of orthodoxy which sees our purpose as conformity to the 'last adam' - whose humanity was not simply a physical cloak for a divine reality; nor a separate entity which existed under his humanity - but whose humanity (every faculty and function of it) was inextricably part of his one identity! When viewed in this way John 10:10 becomes not an awkward afront to the usual conception of holiness, but rather the mandate and motivation for holiness, integrity and completeness.

His Girl Friday said...

I'm currently reading, "Waking the Dead" by John Eldredge. I've only just started, but I thought of your post when I read, 'We were created to reflect God's glory, born to bear his image, and he ransomed us to reflect that glory again.....For as St. Irenaeus said, "the glory of God is man fully alive"'.

His Girl Friday said...

Ps thanks for the link back to my blog :)