The only thing that can tempt us from God is a gift He has given us. Eve was tempted by a good fruit that God had made and took the fruit over the eternal giver of gifts. After that it became difficult to distinguish the gift from the temptation because our eyes were blinded.
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The problem, you see, is that we do it in school. That warps our thinking. Socrates used to do it in the Agora, the market place, or, perhaps better, the public gathering place. Granted the Greeks had gymnasia, but that was only a portion. The ancient Hebrews did it on the way, in the temple, in their homes. The Romans might have had something approximating a school, but it would have been small.
With the rise of the 20th century factory school, our norms and expectations were severed from reality.
Confession time: when I return from trips I am tired and grumpy and don't feel like doing anything.
As Christian classical educators we are all very passionate about what we do.
We believe in it – in the Truth, Goodness, and Beauty of it all - and we want people to see what we see, to believe in it as we do.
To become a great Christian classical teacher it is not enough to master a technique.
Instead we must receive the rain of wisdom from every source whatsoever, sometimes being reminded of something we must or might do, sometimes apprehending more firmly something we have begun to grasp, sometimes being reminded of something worth remembering.
Thus each day, receiving the grace of transformation presented by Him who is the giver of all good gifts, we become ever so slightly wiser than we were the day before.
My husband and I recently took our thirteen-year-old son to see the film version of The Hobbit. His review: “It was a little slow. The book was much more fun.”