As I stressfully moved onto campus I began to look for a small escape to de-stress. . . I began to look through the book again and look for passages that struck me and ones that inspired me (to go on the trip to Haiti!) As well as after listening to our guest speaker at the Honors banquet. . . I couldn't stop thinking about how my faith informs how i think about science and the other way around as well.
The speaker (I cant remember her name:() said something that really stuck with me, it was along these lines: 'I began to look through other perspectives in order to gain more insight about my perspective' When she said this it made me understand why I didn't like the book initially. . . because it was a different perspective from my own. When I realized this I went back and looked for quotes that did help shape my perspective.
"Empowerment can take a community a long way. Agricultural skills and technical training can take them even further."
-this is a statement I completely agree with even though I intially didn't agree with the perspective of this book.
"One of the most important things we can do is empower the poor to realize and use their God-given talents to change their communities and restore their land."
- this quote is pretty similar to the last one and also was something that inspired me