God has chosen the foolish things of this world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shames the things which ar strong, and the base things of the world and the despised things God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify things that are, so taht no man may boast before God.
1 Cor. 1:27-29
I like this picture. It captures a childish innocence that we lose so easily growing up, finding that there are always More Important Things To Do than throw pinecones into a pond, build and destroy Lego creations, draw doodles on a page, read a picture book, hit things with sticks, go on a walk to look at the crawly bugs in the grass. Not that there’s anything wrong with such adult pursuits as reading a novel, watching a serious movie, gardening to keep plants alive (as opposed to digging up everything in sight), and so forth. This picture reminds that even the most stolid adult has some childlike attributes lurking within, and that perhaps even letting that silly innocence out occasionally might do the soul some good.
I read recently that the soul was a construct of the mind. But I say that’s rubbish. After all, what about people with small minds, or animals? Do animals have souls? Do souls grow up and mature as the body does, or are they innate and unchanging?
– KF –