was your biology and astronomy world crushed last week when that council of astronomers (who happen to live on a large rock 3rd from the sun with very limited scopes of ability to fully understand the overall makeup of our universe and our galaxy alone for that matter) decided that Pluto was not really a planet? mine was.
Pluto not a planet? what about all those school textbooks that must be trashed now due to misinformation? what about all those young astronomers who had hoped of catching a glimpse of Pluto through their Wal-Mart telescope, even though Venus was only a small, bouncy blur through the less-than-powerful scope of the latest “jason” model? what about all of those dads whose fat fingers struggled to pinhole that tiny fishing line through the small openings in the planetary, glow-in-the-dark mobiles that hang from the ceiling in their son’s bedroom? what about Mickey’s dog? Would Walt had really named him that? What a tragedy that he did not have the counsel of the council!
well, to many people, this is a small issue. i mean, Pluto itself is actually a small issue compared to the other planets. it’s just funny to me, and maybe even a little ironic, how big we think we are. big enough to comment on the status of a planet we’ve never visited, can hardly see, and never did anything to us in the 1st place. did we forget how little our space is on our own planet…the space you’re occupying right now as you read this. we’re little. small issues, even. who are we to comment so dogmatically about something we know so little about.
kind of the same with God. lots of us comment so dogmatically about Him, like the council did about Pluto, when really we know very little. i wonder what He thinks. i wonder if our ramblings make Him chuckle. i wonder if He gets excited about what He might teach us next.
me – still listening. excited to learn…and trying to figure out how i’m going to break the news about Pluto to my son when i take down the glow-in-the-dark version of the tiny planet in his room on his ceiling.
any advice is welcomed.