I am not an eavesdropper by nature, but there are times when people have loud conversations that make their way to my ears. You can learn a lot about a person’s presuppositions based on the topics they discuss and concerns they raise.
Recently I overheard two women, most definitely in their late sixties, discussing an upcoming meeting where their city councilman would be in attendance. They were adamant that they wanted him to pay attention to the plights of seniors in their community. One commented, “The city must do something about seniors who are living only on their Social Security. I mean, do you know that many don’t have enough money for food. Because they spend what money they have to feed their pets, they don’t have enough to eat well. We must get the city to do something about this!” The other woman whole-heartedly agreed and added, “We must think globally and act locally!”
- Andrea G. Schwartz
Andrea Schwartz is Chalcedon’s family and Christian education advocate, and the author of eight books including: A House for God: Building a Kingdom-Driven Family, The Biblical Trustee Family: Understanding God’s Purpose for Your Household, Empowered: Developing Strong Women for Kingdom Service, Woman of the House: A Mother’s Role in Building a Christian Culture, and The Homeschool Life: Discovering God’s Way to Family-Based Education. She’s also the co-host of the Out of the Question podcast, and Homeschooling Helps (weekly live Facebook event). She can be reached at [email protected].