On June 1, 2008, the reading for the bible study was Matthew 7:21-29 and the theme was “building our house upon the rock.” As usual the discussion flowed easily as people gave insight and opinion about the text and the questions asked. We were discussing this question from the lesson plan, Beginning with verses 26-27
But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.
We discussed some of the “sand” we might find ourselves building our houses upon. Participants listed the usual things we put foremost in our lives: money, pop culture, being “cool”, having neat toys, careers, possessions, and even family.
But, a change in direction occurred when DanielJohn Luik asked, “Maybe we should ask ourselves is Second Life made from sand?” Most of us jokingly agreed that since SL originates from silicon chips, it is basically sand. A faithful attendee, Grizzy Griswold, put this question succinctly into perspective with the following:
[11:31] Grizzy Griswold: Well, I think its what you do in sl.
[11:31] Grizzy Griswold: Some things that you do in sl are made from sand
[11:31] Grizzy Griswold: and some are not
and then she wrapped up when she referred to Epiphany Island, the home of the Anglican Cathedral,
[11:31] Grizzy Griswold: I do not think this particular sim is made from sand.
Here in SL at the Anglican Cathedral, we have built a home, with Christ as our rock and sure foundation.