Once, Twice….

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“Every word of God is pure”

Proverbs 30:5

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I read this online recently:

“The habit of watching films or reading books multiple times encourages people to engage with them emotionally.  The first time people read – or watch – through, they are focused on events and stories.  The second time through, the repeated experience reignites the emotions caused by the book or film, and allows people to savour those emotions at leisure.”

To this observation, I would just like to say: Duh.

I know: classy response.

If you have a favorite book or movie that you’ve read or watched multiple times, you probably know this already too.  I keep telling my kids how I can’t wait to see Avengers again (the second one).  They saw it twice in the theaters.  I saw it once, and now that I have a general idea of the plot, I can’t wait to watch it again and really enjoy parts that I wasn’t able to notice or appreciate the first time around.  This is especially true of any fantasy movie, where I can’t remember whether a particular alien or a middle earth creature is good or bad, and where the plot doesn’t follow the laws of physics.

It just goes without saying (I thought): Something you enjoy reading (or watching), you will enjoy even more on subsequent go-arounds.  And something that’s confusing, you will understand a little more every time.  Repetition is rewarding and beneficial.  True fact, bro.

Read your Bible, people!  And then read it again!

This has been a public service announcement.  Amen and amen.

 

~ “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone,

but by every word of God.'” ~

Luke 4:4

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