“Now, one of these four or five paradoxes which should be taught to every infant prattling at his mother’s knee is the following: That the more a man looks at a thing, the less he can see it, and the more a man learns a thing the less he knows it. The Fabian argument of the expert, that the man who is trained should be the man who is trusted would be absolutely unanswerable if it were really true that a man who studied a thing and practiced it every day went on seeing more and more of its significance. But he does not. He goes on seeing less and less of its significance. In the same way, alas! we all go on every day, unless we are continually goading ourselves into gratitude and humility, seeing less and less of the significance of the sky or the stones.”
~GK Chesterton, The Twelve Men
Last event as a high school leader at church was tonight. Casual dinner party for the leaders at some fancy house in the hills. And as I left… I hardly felt anything. A slight tugging on my heartstrings, because I have been a leader for a year and a half (unofficially 2.5ish years). That’s a year and a half of my life invested in this ministry and these high school guys.
But I’m not going to miss it. And the ministry’s not going to miss me. I doubt they’ll even notice that I’m gone. Time to try something new.
lasagna is just spaghetti flavored cake