Friday, September 9, 2011

Lessons from Literature

We are reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury in my junior English class.  It is funny some of the reactions the students are having.  One student told the class the other day, you're in the just don't know that you are in the book.  It's very odd the amount of insight Bradbury had as far as technology and how our culture would be in the "future;"  one part of the text caught my attention today in read:

"It doesn't matter what you do, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching...."

Any relationship, any job you have, any aspect of your life...comes down to this....did you leave a mark...did people notice you were there...was your fingerprint left - reflections of Christ...that's what it all comes down to.