Thought for the Day – August 16, 2022

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The word “tree” seems inadequate to the task of containing all of these. The image of a tree painted in your mind may be very different from the image in my mind. How can we be sure we are talking about the same thing? Or is it sometimes less important that our ideas match and more important that we each carry our own?

In your plans for today, how can you be aware of the picture, in your mind or someone else’s, that grows out of a single word?


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Barbara Bruneau

Barbara Bruneau is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She is semi-retired, having previously served congregations in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Barbara enjoys knitting, reading, cooking, and weaving. She shares her home with cats named Abigail and Bijou.

One thought on “Thought for the Day – August 16, 2022”

  1. This image is the perfect companion for this post, and illustrates so easily the point you are making. Thanks!

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