Saturday, June 23, 2012

Shifting Gears

Teaching The Boy to drive a manual transmission has made me think about how I know what I know — and how Ignatian application of the senses might help me push me beyond the knowledge that I can put into words (like how to shift into first gear).

"As a teacher and an academic, I spend a lot of time figuring out how to say what I know and how to get other people to do the same, which has a tendency to slop over into my prayer. Not only am I tempted to limit my conversation with God to what I can put into words, but a part of me is hoping that God in return will pick up the chalk and sketch out a series of equations and diagrams which make clear in every particular what I want to know...."
Read the rest at This Ignatian Life.

Photo is of Crash Kid and my dad's Model A.

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