The Old Fool was pleased to receive a comment from Robert Martin who considers himself an abnormal Anabaptist and has a website open to other Mennonite nerds and geeks. Robert’s great grandmother was a sister of my mother and his grandmother was my first cousin, so we are distantly related. He reported that he has accepted my challenge to observe Ecclesiastes 2:17-23 for a week, and passed on the challenge to fellow nerds and geeks on his website. I invite the readers of the www.oldmennofool.com to visit Robert’s unique community.
As teacher of the Sunday School Class on How to Study the Bible I accepted for myself the challenge to observe the passage from Ecclesiastes. You see, I have never closely studied that particular passage before so I’m experiencing the joy of discovery once again.
I am prepared to receive class member’s discoveries tomorrow morning, and to share with them my own discoveries. I will not here preempt my report to the class except to say that I have found the author to be an old man who is frustrated and unhappy. I wonder if “Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” includes the author of Ecclesiastes? I will need to study I Peter 2:21 more closely.
Here is an Indiana note: A few days ago encouraged by summer-like warmth we planted a garden. This evening Eldon is covering the tomatoes to protect them from a threatened Sunday-morning frost!