Pick Up Your Pencil!

"Blessed are the poor in spirit"

Matthew 5:3
Zephaniah 2:3;3:12-13; Psalm 146:6-10; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5:1-12

A Philosophy of Religion Professor would deliver a lesson at a specific time each semester that always baffled her students. Yet she discovered it often provided a deeper insight into her students’ thinking than formal testing or class discussion. The professor presented the lesson during the third week of the course, thinking students began trusting her by then. The exercise would begin as she distributed sketch pads with the following instructions: “Today, there will be no lecture. You will have the entire class to complete this assignment. Please turn in your paper as you leave the room. Now pick up your pencil and draw God!”

The response was always the same. First, there was laughter, then bewilderment, and finally, silence as they settled into the task. Given the instructions, what would you do? How would you draw God? Consider a few of the results: A potbellied man with a handlebar mustache, a perfect circle with a solitary dot in the center, and a rough copy…

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