Some thoughts on Chapter 2: Multiple Intelligences and Faith Formation
This chapter gives a history of intelligence testing and its drawbacks. The construct of Multiple Intelligences is introduced as a way for each of us to look past the SAT and STAR scores. We can look at our children and ourselves as the multi-faceted gifted persons we are.
The story on page 26 and 27 holds so much wisdom and is a good introduction to some deeper thought on the treatise of Paul to the Corinthians about the different kinds of spiritual gifts. Don’t miss these paragraphs as they can help any parent look past the foibles and difficulties in our children to the giftedness we may be missing.
I don’t know about you, but I would like my thoughts to hold the idea from Jewish tradition that is quoted in the last paragraph of page 30: “We are made in the image and likeness of God - in the image and likeness of God who is creator and gift. If children and adults hold this to be true, we need to develop our gifts to their fullest so that, like the Jewish tradition says, every time we walk down the street, we are preceded by hosts of angels who are saying, “Make way! Make way for the image of God!”
What ideas in chapter 2 rang true for you?