Regular reader and commenter Bill S. recently shared the following inspiring video with me, many of you have probably heard the analogy of the pickle jar (or mayo jar) that you fill with golf balls, little rocks, and sand which represent things in life. It is a striking visual reminder to take care of the big things first, and let everything else fall into place.
Bill writes: I like the idea of teaching through symbols. Mary Baker Eddy makes a big deal about teaching via spiritual symbolism. The following moral lesson is quite good, and one can visually see the point being made.
Empty Pickle Jar from GiftsToGive on Vimeo.
If the embedded video fails, try The Empty Pickle Jar or http://play.simpletruths.com/movie/the-empty-pickle-jar/store/
4 thoughts on “golf balls, sand & chocolate milk”
Here is something mathematical to add to the mix about there being such a Being as God.
Interesting. Still not buying into the idea of God-as-described-in-the-Bible, I’d also like to see the math and have it explained point-by-point.
I hope there is something that the layman can have explained about this math concept to describe the existence of God, too.
It would seem to me that by induction one can infer a God. For example, a holy lifestyle that produces a certain kind of result in contrast to a lifestyle that follows any current cultural trend could add weight to an argument for God perhaps. Science isn’t at the stage yet–to get beyond observing effects.
You raise another question. Is the Christian Science concept of God, as in the seven names for God, actually Bible based or is the concept something new and or different?
The CS concept of God does not appear to be based on God as described in the Bible (either Old or New Testament). Many of her ideas echo that of Hegel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Wilhelm_Friedrich_Hegel), as well as a few others, but I haven’t gotten around to writing about them yet. 😉 https://kindism.org/2013/07/29/hegel-hinduism-ms-eddy/
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