Describe the elephant

12 thoughts on “Describe the elephant”

  1. Alas I have never heard that tale, but thankyou for enlightening me somewhat.
    Yes I agree entirely, about perspectives…
    a bit like when you hear
    he said & she said…
    the truth often lies somewhere in the middle… “it takes two to tango” was a phrase that came to mind.
    but there is more than that…
    The elephant tale is like a jigsaw, it takes all pieces to get the whole picture.
    I like it :O)
    A bit like we are many pieces but one body.
    :O)
    thanks for the blessing
    and many in returns,
    Kaz

  2. I love that concept, do we really need to be “objective.” I’d never really considered it before, but what a beautiful thought, that we all see through our own unique lens. And so we each bring something different to a situation, or experience. Something another person sees, we might not. It’s the perfect way to learn and grow, being open to the different lenses around us, almost like a kaleidoscope of views.

    1. You’re right, it is like a kaleidoscope of views. The more I think about it Joanne the more I am convinced that we can never really be objective so why not admit that and get on with unity.

    1. Yes, we do and they are the result of our many experiences and lived lives. They can be quite beautiful and they truly help us be compassionate toward others.

  3. I found that all voices are needed to listen to what the Spirit has to say. I have discovered that the Spirit can be voiced in two opposing sides, because both have something to say.
    So, yes, you bring here the beauty of wisdom.
    Thank you.

  4. this is such a good illustration of perspective and how it changes everything. we must pray for the eyes and heart of Christ to love others as he does. Thank you for this.

  5. I like the elephant tale; it really does illustrate perspective so well. My desire is to see others through Jesus’ eyes. I know that I have growing to do in this area and need to be reminded.

    We don’t all receive “light”at the same time on a given subject or truth. We’re all at different mile markers on our journey as Christians; maturity makes a huge difference. Following close to Him and His Word is the commonality, I believe.

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