Today I am visiting over at the CiRCE Blog. Here is an excerpt from my article ‘A Time to Heal’.
Last night I was feeling discouraged as a teacher and a parent, which usually means I need to direct my thinking to something good and true. So I checked to see what audio lectures were streaming on the CiRCE page. I was excited to find the first lecture from the Further Up & Further In – An Exploration of the Classical Quadrivium event. I began to listen to it and took in what I heard. Andrew was discussing the mathematical arts. He told a story from his youth about an experience in Math class that illustrates the sad and stark reality that we are all walking around with dimmed eyes, not able to see, but the hopeful reality that we all, in our hearts, want to see. He went on to describe a conversation between Socrates and an up and coming Athenian about why he was not pursuing these arts more fervently. The essence of it was fear of what others would think and fear of not getting what one needs. Andrew continued by speaking on how pursing the mathematical arts within the Christian classical tradition is a way to help us to see reality, but more importantly a way to help us see the one thing worth seeing, our savior Jesus Christ. This encouraged me because I reminded of the hope I have; it also discouraged me because I realized how much I fail to provide this for my children.
When I woke up this morning, I read in Isaiah 1 and was caught off guard to find some striking similarities between the thoughts in the lecture and the tensions I was wrestling with personally. Here is what I read and learned . . . .Continue Reading over at the CiRCE Blog
I look forward to seeing you over at CiRCE.
Expanding wisdom, extending grace,