The Awareness Test – so you think you are fully aware, do you?
This simple advert (from Transport for London) is simple genius.
I’m sure there are all kinds of implications from this – from issues of racism to worldviews, to missing the wood for the trees. It is a parable for our times. It reminded me of that wonderful essay by C S Lewis, Fern Seeds & Elephants (in the book of the same name), in which he berates biblical scholars for being so focused on the minutiae of modernist biblical source criticism (the fern seeds) with its strongly anti-supernaturalist approach to the texts, while completely failing to see the extraordinary changed lives of those who encountered Jesus (the elephants)
PS you can tell that today is a sermon writing day – struggling to keep on the case, hence taking regular surf-out time