Academic news today… Mary arrived safely back in Moorhead and passed on the news tat she made Dean’s List her first semester at University… yay, Mary …
And Katherine and Sarah take part in the Mathematics competition today …
Otherwise, I kinda overdosed on “Medium” yesterday… I was not feeling so hot and the DVD’s had recently arrived from Canflix… I actually had a revelation of the non-extra-sensory sort, an insight from all of this…
Allison (the medium of the title) has all these visions, and she is sometimes tempted to take matters into her own hands… she sees the wrong actions of others and wants to short circuit them, but her husband, the non-gifted one, reminds her to do the right thing… whatever that might be…he reminds her to trust in doing good, the ends do not justify the means… He tells her that despite knowing things about the future, she cannot control the future. And as it turns out, she does not know everything, and when she does right, things work out. She might have knowledge the rest of us don’t have, but she des not have all the information.
Application Station: We have opinions, we know we are right about something: it is so very clear to us… and we think that entitles us to do just about anything, to treat people any which way… but no matter what special knowledge we have, (and be sure of this: we do not have all the information, no matter how much we think we have) it does not give us the moral justification to do the wrong thing.
I know… a rather heavy thought, that I have not elucidated very clearly… but it is the thought occupying me today.
I plan to have some surprises published for you here later today, but I am posting now in case of… well, in case of life getting in the way of the best laid plans of mice and me….
*** ah, a disclaimer… while I do enjoy the television show, I take Moses and the prophet, Isaiah quite seriously when they warn against ”consulting the dead on behalf of the living” (Isaiah 8:19) and against mediums (Deut 18:11)… there are lessons to be gained in fiction… I have learned much from the tales of Narnia, though I do not take part in spells and potions.