The amazing “Shack” has kicked off another thought, only tangentially related to the book itself.
The connection is that the book gives a brief overview of what a fractal actually is. It sounds like a word they’d use as a futuristic swear in a poorly written made-for-tv science fiction movie. It turns out a fractal is an image which infinitely repeats itself no matter how closely you look at it.
I guess the idea is you looked at a 10 foot portion of a fractal, you might see a 1 foot white stripe and a 9 foot green stripe. If you looked at a 1 foot portion, you should still see a skinny white stripe and a much thicker green stripe within the same portion.
It’s hard to figure out exactly how this would work. Maybe somebody can help me with the logistics.
At any rate, the concept was introduced to me in “The Shack”. But the place my own brain applied it to was rest.
The way God wanted things done: When you look at a whole century, about two years out of it are jubilee years: years of rest, for the people and for the land.
It seems to me there might have been a similiar, lower key thing one year out of every seven.
Then, on the level of the week, there is of course the sabath.
And on the level of the day, we are told to be still, to pray, to just stop what we are doing regularly.
It’d be interesting to run a percantile comparison: how much of a century, a decade, a week, a day are we told to rest during?