Bringing the Text to Life
Prayer, Bible-reading and fasting develop our spiritual GPS.
AT A GLANCE:
If you want to improve your ability to find your way, a variety of devices and technologies can assist you. But, for following the Lord’s path, it’s hard to beat prayer, Bible-reading and fasting.
For material based on today’s gospel text, see “Brain Buckets,” March 5, 2006.
Neuroscientist Sue Barry wore a hat with a magnet in it every time she went out. No, she wasn’t trying to attract stray bits of metal or deflect impulses from UFOs. She was hoping it would help her improve her sense of direction, which had always been poor. Barry’s husband, who is also a scientist, rigged up the magnetic hat and set it so that it buzzed every time she turned north. After wearing the hat around town, she began to anticipate not just which way north was, but also “how things connect,” she says.
She eventually swapped her buzzing magnetic hat for a smartphone app, also developed by her...