Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Universal Soldier- Universal Toys

For one reason or another, we saw a lot of toys on this trip to Italy.  Here's a sampling.

These above are antique toys displayed in the Bologna library. I was surprised at how similar they were to modern toys.  And by toys I do NOT mean video games.

The best toys stimulate the imagination, then depend on the user to add information.  The creativity required is part of the play. Old toys have stood the test of time, as have old people.

The best teachers stimulate the imagination and then depend on the user to keep thinking about the issue.  That is really WHY Jesus taught in parables, NOT because they are "memorable stories".

You read a parable, then the more you reflect on it, the more you see.

Give it a try.  Far from simple stories indeed.

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