A Sense Of Wonder By Bishop Kallistos Ware Essay

1443 Words Sep 28th, 2016 6 Pages
Many people believe Christian education is an additional way to keep students in a comfortable environment. When really, it is so much more.
In Bishop Kallistos Ware’s essay, “A Sense of Wonder,” he implies that by practicing a sense of wonder, Christian education can be taken advantage of as a way to indulge in the life of Christ. Ware celebrates the importance of the link between wonder and freedom, and truth and freedom. He observes that wonder can be brought to, but not forced upon the conscious mind. However, truth sets us free. In other words, students think freedom is outside of school, college, and education in general. Really, by wondering about education, you are able to learn the truth, which will then in turn set you free. Ware references John 8:32, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (NIV).”
One thing that also stands out in Ware’s essay is a quote he uses to remind us of the main point, “There is glory in everything; this is a world full of wonder (Ware).” He is talking about how there is glory through everything, not only because God created it, but because he is recreating everything through Christ. By sending His only begotten son to earth, Christ has entered our world and has started the transformation process. In Simone Weil’s writing, "Reflections on the Right Use of School Studies with a View to the Love of God,” she advocates that attention is the most important part of a healthy relationship with God, and can be…

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