Seven Wonders

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Some students were asked to list the world’s Seven Wonders.

Amid general disagreement—and several votes—they settled on this list: The Egyptian Pyramids, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon, the Panama Canal, the Empire State Building, St. Peter’s in Rome, and China’s Great Wall.

One student named Julie held back, mystified by the difference in her own answers.

The teacher asked Julie for her Seven Wonders.

Julie read aloud, “To touch, to taste, to see, to hear, to feel, to laugh, and to love.”

And the class grew silent.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Thank you, Julie—for reminding us not to take for granted the miracle of life and the wonderful senses that serve us . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."

(Matt. 18:2-4)