Thursday, October 29, 2015

How Many Times Can You Fold a Piece of Paper?

The old myth was you could only fold a piece of paper in half seven times (or eight, depending on who was telling the myth). This led enterprising high school student Brittany Gallavan to fold a piece of paper in half twelve times. The myth also led hard working mathematicians to theorize that if you could fold a piece of paper more times, say 50, you would have a wad of paper that would reach from the earth to the sun. That's assuming a piece of paper that is 0.1 millimeter in thickness, doubled fifty times over. The math gets away from me on that calculation, but what I do know:

Scientists have way too much free time.

The experiment does illustrate an important spiritual truth, that when we understand our unity in Christ, we can do amazing things for the Kingdom of God. Paul describes this essential understanding in Ephesians 4:4-6, the passage for this Sunday's message.

See you Sunday! (Bring paper)

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