For the last two weeks, our homeschool discussions have been about respect and rebellion. We’ve been looking at the stories of King David, King Solomon and the various people of the Old Testament.
It was really surprising to discover that we aren’t really that different from our “ancient” ancestors at all! Sure, our technology is something they probably didn’t even know they could wish for. The practice of medicine sure has improved too!
Yet, we are all still people. We work to provide for our families, we go to school, laugh, cry, and put our pants on one leg at a time. There are even times when it seems that we could have written King David’s Psalms ourselves! (If we’d have thought of them first.)
Many scientists say we must look to the past to see what our future holds because history repeats itself. Where does the past end though? Is it yesterday? Two hundred years ago? Two thousand or more?
Then comes the tricky part: which part of history should we rewrite and who should do the rewriting when, realistically, we won’t all agree?
After torturing our brains with all those questions, we realized something:
We all just need to be the best person we can be!
Like a pebble thrown into a lake, our actions will ripple out and change our world, one person at a time.
Have fun and stay safe,