Bob Shaw, little known, but much respected author (by me at least), in one of his books, has his blinded hero able to see by glasses he invents that enable him to look through other people’s eyes. Or other animal’s eyes.
These days we can see photos and video taken in infra-red light, or using x-rays, or sonar. Fascinating stuff.
It enables us, I hope, to recognise there is always to more to something than what we think we can see. And sometimes we re-evaluate a characteristic of something, or someone, and have a better idea of how important it is.
Bob Shaw was from Northern Ireland, but settled in Warrington. Can people who live in Warrington really write science fiction? He was an engineer by training, which gave his novels a grounded credibility, even though his imagination was definitely in flight.
I love fellowship, by which I mean the opportunity to sit with others, share points of view, and together see what we are looking at with unexpected clarity. Bit like putting my specs on to read instructions on modern labels, which seem to get more miniscule by the week. It happens when we pray together as well.
The best fellowship is obtained when the most divergent group of people learn, lovingly, to peer together. Respect one another. Get blown away together.
Are you getting this kind of access? I thoroughly recommend you do.