Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Calling My Bluff…

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After a couple of months of successfully navigating our Christian science curriculum (Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology:  Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day), I came up short today with a paragraph that begins, “Metamorphosis is nature’s illustration of what happens to you in  your spirit once you become Christian…”

Well, as I’ve been doing, I smoothed my way through the words until I got to “Once you receive Christ…” and said, “okay!” skipped the whole thing with no segue directly into the next paragraph, “Although a butterfly gives us the most dramatic example of complete metamorphosis…”

It’s like, “and now, a word from our sponsor, Jesus.”  Sheesh.  Hint:  larvae have poor vision… but as Christians, we develop “compound eyes that can see things in an eternal perspective!”

I knew, I knew, so yes, you can tell me I walked into this with my eyes opened.  And I will say, “I know.”  I’m grittin’ my teeth and stickin’ with the program nevertheless.  I’ll just be over here searching the Tanach for passages relating to spiritual metamorphosis, to “counteract” the quotations given from Romans and Corinthians.