Week 19 & 20 in room 1501 at Joy Christian High School were a wrapping up of the entire first semester of the 2014-2015 school year. (Weeks 21 & 22 were Christmas break)
Week 19 & 20 were a couple of weeks of tidying up Bible Class Notebooks that would serve as the final grade of this first semester of Bible Class. There were a couple of Zeros I had to give as a final grade. The Notebooks worthy of being graded actually received a grade as low as 12 out of 100 and some received a 100! It is quite an experience grading final work. It shows how much the student cares and for some it simply shows that the student has brilliant strategy. Strategic students know the educational system. They know they want to pass the class, get the grade and move on. Some of the students are doing so incredibly well in the class, that to even take a zero on the notebook, doesn’t drop their grade even a letter grade. So…a few skipped the notebook and got a zero.
Now, to the rule follower adults reading this, who are shaking your head or even possibly feeling disgusted by this type of student behavior…This strategy actually made me smile. As a teacher, I gave these students a zero on their final grade and moved on. I can’t take it personal. Some of these students who strategically took a zero learned a principle I taught in the first two weeks of Bible Class. They learned about what I call our Personal Hermeneutic. If you want to know what these 6 levels of Hermeneutic are all about, you can read about it in full detail here… Week 6 of this blog series of “Having Done in Room 1501”, titled (Spirit Week). Simply click here.
These few students took ownership in their decision and knew that they could still get an A or even a B by taking a zero on the final project/test of this first semester. If you read the levels of Hermeneutic, these students did not live in fear of being punished (Avoider), they are not living to please(Pleaser) their teacher or even their parents. They are not living for some worldly reward (Seeker). They simply worked hard all semester and knew they had created enough of what I call “grace space” that they could relax/sluff-off and be fine with the final result.
I personally think these students can be the ones who end up being the leaders of our future, because they know how to move forward in life successfully without pleasing everybody around them. Some of the greatest world changers became what they are because they knew how to strategically break the rules, think outside of the box, generate change, and not be held back by fear of what other’s think.
Please know…I love the students who did the final project perfectly and accomplished an amazing Bible Notebook that is in perfect order. These students too, can have great success, and their work ethic of near perfection, shows it. The principle I’m trying to point out, is that both example students mentioned above are right. Just different. I would bet a lot of money (and I’m not a betting man) that the student who understands the strategy of being able to get away with a zero and still get the grade has more potential at becoming a world changer and leader. Why? Usually the person who is in pursuit of the perfect grade, and doing everything by the exact rules laid before them…is someone who is not willing to break outside the box and break a few rules to accomplish something. Again…this is not about right or wrong. It’s about style and strategy.
Martin Luther King Jr. had to break a few rules to make change.
Nelson Mandela had to break a few rules to make change.
Benjamin Franklin had to take some huge risks to bring us some incredible inventions.
Michael Jordan failed at the freshman high school basketball tryouts and was cut from the team.
Isaac Newton was told by his teacher that he would never amount to anything.
Beethoven was told to he would never be successful in the music world.
After all…what is school really about? Is about getting the best grade? Getting an A? Is it about doing everything the teacher asks or requires? No. It is about the student becoming prepared to be successful in life. Some of life’s greatest successes happen when we live motivated by our passion and not our fear.
Are the majority of your decisions you make in life motived out of fear or pursuit of your passion?
I believe your best decisions in life are not the ones that make a lot of sense to other people…even your friends or family. I think the best decisions in life are made through the understanding of how God made you, what He made you passionate about, and then pursuing those passions through the risk necessary to do what God asks of you. It’s different for everybody.
The longer I am in the educational and academic system the more I am recognizing that Academia would prefer you to be a robot just like the robot sitting next to you in your class…just like the robots sitting in the Academic Chairs of Authority….so tests are created to make sure you are answering the right robotic questions to make sure you are the robot you should be….measuring all the robots in the industrial robot production lines to other robots.
I’m afraid the average school system is too much like the original line of Henry Ford’s industrial age, assembly line production, of the first car he produced. These cars came off the assembly line with only one color to choose from, all exactly the same. It was a great victory for the American way to build a profitable business. My problem is that it seems that America is stuck in the past of thinking this is still the best process to create success today. This might be true in the production of material goods, but not in any people business.
I believe our current culture is stuck in the cul-de-sac of the Assembly line age. Those who are of age to have been influenced by the Industrial age of Assembly lines, are still in leadership of American businesses and are wrestling with the younger generation who have been raised under the influenced of the World Wide Web. There is a giant traffic jam currently stuck in this Cul De Sac. It is going to take time and lots of frustration before the traffic takes a U Turn and leaves the Cul de Sac.
Let’s take a moment and think in more detail about what I’m trying to say. What does Henry Ford and the world of academia have to do with each other?
I do not think Henry Ford’s greatest invention was the Model T car. In fact Henry Ford didn’t invent the car. He invented the Model T version of a car. But, I do not think Henry Ford’s greatest influence upon our world came from the Model T…it came from the invention of the Assembly line. Henry Ford discovered the ability to produce an affordable car through the assembly line that increased the efficiency of manufacture and decreased its cost. Ford did not conceive the concept, he perfected it. Prior to the introduction of the assembly line, cars were individually crafted by teams of skilled workmen – a slow and expensive procedure. The assembly line reversed the process of automobile manufacture. Instead of workers going to the car, the car came to the worker who performed the same task of assembly over and over again. With the introduction and perfection of the process, Ford was able to reduce the assembly time of a Model T from twelve and a half hours to less than six hours.
Henry Ford is an inspiration to the USA. He is a hero to capitalism. Henry Ford’s style influenced millions of Americans to think differently about production and success. I think Henry Ford and the other’s who were inspired to copy his style of business might have influenced our American Education System.
Have we created an education assembly line, that maneuvers individual souls down conveyor belts, to Education Assemblers who aim to manufacture products of same-ness?
It is an honest and fair question. I think the answer is, yes. And, I think this style has crept into our Churches, Hospitals, HOA’s, Sports world, and many other people circles.
This is why I personally am thrilled to see students jump off the “assembly line”…okay with getting a zero… to live strategically towards their passions, not afraid of the wrath of the Assembly line workers.
I am convinced… greater purpose and fulfillment is achieved through living in your passions and not your fears. I am also convinced that those who live in their fears will someday arrive at death’s door very safe. It is terrifying to step out, challenge, and/or ignore the assembly line workers, and live for your passions…but those who push through the terror of stepping out…will be the ones who change something in this world.
Some with a strong Bible understanding, might say that fear can be good, and also might quote the incredibly wise Bible verse of Proverbs 9:10,
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.”
I agree that there is a great purpose in Fear. Please understand when I celebrate the person who strategically ignores a few rules, that I am not talking about anything that has to do with sin. When I say I love the person who follows their passion…I am not referring, for even a second, that I celebrate unholy living of any kind. That is not success. Some fear is necessary. The fear of putting your hand on a burning stove. The fear of being too close to the unguarded edge of the Grand Canyon. The fear of head on collisions in automobiles. The fear of breaking the heart and will of God.
That’s good fear.
That Bible verse, above…it says the BEGINNING OF WISDOM. I don’t just want wisdom’s beginning. I want it’s middle and end. I want its fullness. We must have some motivation based from fear. I’m simply saying we must be very wise in WHO we fear. I have a serious problem with the RULER Hermeneutic (Clink link and go to Ruler Definition section of that blog). This type of person believes that if you break their rules, you dishonor God. This type of person would really have struggled with Jesus in how He confronted the Pharisee’s of His time. My goodness…Jesus was a rule breaker. He followed His Passion…To honor ONLY the Will of His Father…at the ignoring of many authority’s rules.
And He was successful. It didn’t make a lot of sense to the people around Him. Even those very close to Him…who spent years with Him. Jesus was so misunderstood because He followed His God given passion. I wouldn’t say that Jesus ignored His fears…He instead had great courage and trust in His Holy Father that overruled his fear.
It’s not wrong to be afraid. It’s wrong to listen to your fear at the demise of the Passion that God you to accomplish something for Him.
2015 is Here…ANOTHER YEAR IS ABOUT TO BLAZE BY….What fears are holding you back from living in the Purpose(s) that God is calling you to live for?
What do you fear? Is it possible that the Devil has instilled some fear in you to try to keep you from doing what God would have you do and be?
I challenge you to really break down your fears by thinking about what it is you truly fear. When you write down a few things you fear…then…ask yourself Why you fear it. When you think of the answer…write that down too. Then ask yourself Why again. Do this process about 5 or 6 times and I think you will get to the root of what you truly fear.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all Wisdom. I challenge you to live in complete wisdom…not just in wisdom’s beginning. Complete wisdom will be found by filtering through all the voices in your life and in your head and only listening to the Voice of God. Listen to only God’s voice. WARNING NOTE: God’s voice will never tell you to do something that isn’t already founded in the Bible. Or, as I like to say it…
GOD’S WILL will never go against GOD’S WORD.
Living for GOD’S Will through God’s Word…will cause you to live as an individual designed by God as an individual, who will stand before God individually to give an account of everything you did. Don’t be a robot. God created you as an individual. If you live in the USA, then you also live in a country that is founded on individuality, filled with truths to be self evident. You are created to be free. Live in the Freedom of how God created you to live and follow His guidelines (Bible) of true freedom. It’s the difference of living for your fears or for your passions.
Happy New Year.
Room 1501 is preparing to close down for the semester. I cannot believe how fast it has gone by. It seems like only yesterday that I walked into Room 1501 and met it’s students for the first time. This past week…inside Room 1501…has been pretty uneventful as we wrap up a great semester. My “having done in Room 1501” and lessons learned, came once again, outside of my room. I hope you enjoy the rest of this read…
I didn’t take the time to look up who originally said it, but it has been said… “YOU CAN’T REALLY UNDERSTAND ANOTHER PERSON’S EXPERIENCE UNTIL YOU’VE WALKED A MILE IN THEIR SHOES.”
I personally think that every American should have to do a job swap for a two week period, once a year. The entire USA workforce should have to do this. For example…I think every American should have to be a teacher for 2 weeks. It would be transformational. On the TV show called Family Feud, 100 people were asked to rate between a 1 and 10 if they felt they could do their boss’s job better than he/she could. A majority of the people polled answered with a 10. Meaning…nearly everybody thinks they can do their boss’s job better.
Not only am I professionally teaching for the first time ever, I am also taking on Basketball coaching for the first time ever. I have always played basketball, and I like to think I was pretty good at it. It’s been 18 years since I played basketball for Manhattan Christian College, where I earned the National Bible College Athletic Association Division I All American Award. Since then I have been in the stands cheering on my kids and yelling at referees and thinking ridiculous thoughts about the coach’s abilities, decisions, and plays. I have been a critic. I have thought many times that I would be a way better coach than “that guy coaching that team.”
And…now I’m coaching. I’m walking in a coach’s shoes…for more than a mile! Already…just the other day…as I’m sitting on the bench and the team is out warming up for the game about to start… I had a parent walk up behind me and say, “That is not a very intimidating warm up routine for our basketball team.” Frankly…it ticked me off. Then I remembered how critical I could be from the stands. It actually made me laugh. I deserved this comment from the parent. “What goes around, comes around.” But…here’s the truth…
It is so easy to be a critic.
It is so easy to watch the slow motion replay for your favorite NFL team and yell at the coach about how stupid that play call was, or how the running back should have cut right, not left.
It is so easy to criticize the Sunday preacher for his misquote of a passage.
It is so easy to think you can do it better.
I really wish…now that I’m a coach and a teacher…when I was being critical…that someone would have had the courage to say, “Shut up Renner…if you think you can do it better, then get your butt out there and do it.”
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
You and I need to fully acknowledge that ^T.R.^ was right and still is right.
What have you been criticizing? Here’s my advice to you. It is spoken with loving boldness…
“Shut thy mouth!” 🙂 “Being a critic is easy. If you think you can do it better, then get out there and go for it.”
I love the example of Jesus. When we…His prized creation…messed up and sinned…He didn’t complain and criticize. He took on our skin. He became one of us. He didn’t just walk a mile in our shoes, He put on our shoes and wore them for 33 years….and He did it perfectly. He put on our shoes and wore them way better than we ever could. And still, He is not a critic. He is love.
I pray we will not criticize others………ever again. That will be difficult, but possible.
What good does criticism do? Does it accomplish anything…I mean…other than make us look like a jerk?
Let’s end with a great Bible passage to put us all in our place and direct us to become the kind of people we really want to be.
“3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
6 Though he was God,
he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
he took the humble position of a slave
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,
8 he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.”
My first semester as a teacher, and now, as a coach at Joy Christian School has taught me a lot. I can now say, after walking a mile in the shoes of a teacher and coach, how arrogant I must have sounded when I criticized the teachers and coaches of my past. Oh…I didn’t criticize so much publicly to other people, but for sure God heard it. I wonder what my words and heart made Him think?
I will try to do all I can to zip my lips when they try to get critical. It will be a challenge.
If, after reading this post, you have been convicted about being critical towards anybody or any profession, I hope you will have the courage to at least volunteer in that area and see for yourself that it is not as easy as you think.
It will be an adventure that will humble you and make you a better person.
Thanks for reading this…I’m honored by you taking the time to do so, and for not criticizing this blog post. 🙂
THIS POST HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FERGUSON RIOTS! LOL
I am at the end of my 17th week of being a first time professional teacher. I’ve been on Thanksgiving break all week…which is officially week 17. I haven’t blogged on week 16 until now…well…because I’ve been on T-Giving break!
Last week, as we closed down our 16th week to get ready for this great break I’ve been on, we had an all School Thanksgiving Chapel service. The chapel service is how Friday ended. We were done by 10:30 AM that Friday and everybody was so excited to get off campus and begin our full 9 day break!!
Before I talk about what I learned from the All School Chapel Service, I simply want to say, it is a true challenge to try to teach the Students of Room 1501 the entire week, when they know they have a full 9 days of break coming up. ADD, ADHD, SPASTIC KIDS, TROUBLE MAKERS & RULE BREAKERS come out of the cracks and push any adult irritation button they can find. 🙂
I didn’t mind. I was one of those students too. In fact, I’m going to guess that you have trouble focusing at work when you know a big vacation is coming up. So, I planned for it. I prepared for the week to be of a lighter subject in Room 1501. It made for a good week. “If you can’t beat em…join em!” And when I say “beat em”…I mean it in all senses. LOL
We sang songs, watched video footage of different people saying what they were thankful for. Played some silly games, prayed, listened to a great message from Pastor Patrick Youngs and then we ran for the parking lot to begin our Thanksgiving Vacation.
I was reminded of something at this chapel service. Again, it was an all School Chapel Day. This means that ALL students K-12 were in attendance. As the chapel service progressed, there was great excitement coming from the 4th Grade and below age groups. When the speaker asked for a response, this age group complied enthusiastically. When the worship leader was leading us in song, this same age group sang at the top of their lungs! They laughed out loud when things were funny. They were fully engaged.
I think this age group is special. I wish this age group’s carefree and uninhibited demeanor is how we all behaved for the rest of our lives. I think this type of Child is what Jesus meant when He said, “17 I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” Luke 18:17 NLT
These kids were inspiring to watch and listen to. They were fully engaged and they obviously didn’t care about the High School and Middle School Age Group’s potential of making fun of them for such “silly behavior.”
I think you know what I mean. These young kids would do about anything. They have great courage and are unrestrained. Some of the sophisticated types might call them, undignified.
That word, undignified, is found in a great Bible story of King David…He came dancing into town in front of the Ark of the Covenant after a great battle. His wife saw him and didn’t just roll her eyes but scolded him for such undignified behavior that was not befitting of a king. I love King David’s reply….In fact…here is the story… It is found in 2 Samuel 6:16-21
16 But as the Ark of the Lord entered the City of David, Michal, the daughter of Saul, looked down from her window. When she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she was filled with contempt for him.17 They brought the Ark of the Lord and set it in its place inside the special tent David had prepared for it. And David sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings to the Lord. 18 When he had finished his sacrifices, David blessed the people in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. 19 Then he gave to every Israelite man and woman in the crowd a loaf of bread, a cake of dates, and a cake of raisins. Then all the people returned to their homes.20 When David returned home to bless his own family, Michal, the daughter of Saul, came out to meet him. She said in disgust, “How distinguished the king of Israel looked today, shamelessly exposing himself to the servant girls like any vulgar person might do!”21 David retorted to Michal, “I was dancing before the Lord, who chose me above your father and all his family! He appointed me as the leader of Israel, the people of the Lord, so I celebrate before the Lord.22 I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.”
When was the last time you were undignified in an honorable child-like pure way?
When was the last time you rolled down the windows of your car and sang the song on the radio as loud as you could?
When was the last time you struck up a conversation with a total stranger?
When was the last time you made a mud pie or played in the dirt?
Run through a sprinkler?
When was the last time you giggled so hard, your stomach hurt?
Built a sand castle?
Play with play-dough?
Finger paint using only pudding?
Jump on a trampoline?
Watching the young kids at the All School Thanksgiving Chapel reminded me of how cool it is to be a kid. Something happens in us when we “grow up”. I’m not sure its a good thing. In another passage of scripture Jesus said, “”Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3 NIV
If I were Jesus I would have had the Apostle Paul add another Spiritual Gift to the lists found in 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12 … I would have had Paul add… “The Spiritual Gift of Immaturity.”
I have this gift. Just ask the students in Room 1501. I say things that the average Bible Teacher doesn’t say. I say things the typical preacher doesn’t say. It has gotten me in trouble with the people I like to call, “Old Grumpy Pants!” It will continue to get me in trouble. I’m really okay with that fact.
Life is so short.
We all need to lighten up.
Go get the crayons out. Color a picture. Color outside the lines. Then…bring it to me or send it with your student.
It’ll inspire others to be child like.
It will brighten someone’s day.
It will give me a story to tell.
I’ll bet God will use it to change a life.
This week in Room 1501 and the rest of “my world”…I’m convinced I had the busiest week of my life.
Below is a list of things that took place in a short 5 day period.
Obviously I had 6 Bible classes of school each day with Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors…7:15AM to 3:15PM.
The Mission Organization I founded and lead called “Return Hope International,” began drilling 3 fresh water wells in Africa. Uganda Africa is 10 hours ahead of Arizona Time, so you can imagine the crazy times I was corresponding to move on with the details of it all.
My two High School Football boys started their year end football state playoffs. We won our first round and are moving on!
I’m the Assistant Coach of the Joy Christian High Varsity Basketball Team. Practice began Monday and was everyday from 7-9PM.
I prepared and led our All Staff Devotion at 7AM on Wednesday Morning, then Joy High’s state playoff girls volleyball team devotions on Thursday at 3pm.(They made it to the 3rd round of state before their season ended…that’s pretty incredible.) And…I led the football team in a quick devotion on Friday at 2:45pm before their game. (It is such an honor to do Bible Devotions anywhere anytime. I’m humbled by the opps)
I had a Wedding to officiate this week, which meant a Rehearsal on Wednesday Night and then the actual Wedding on Friday night. I was able to get done with the Wedding just in time to get to Joy’s 1st round of State Playoff Football game by 7PM! Did I say we WON?!
I’m Grateful. But full! (I’m probably no busier than the rest of you reading this.)
The past two days…I’ve been trying to do NOTHING!
If your life is as crazy as mine…then maybe the 10 things I had to be aware of this past week, might help you too.
1. When you know what you are about to do is going to have great results, then Don’t wait for approval, or permission…go for it. Deliver! Worst case scenario…if it doesn’t go well…then ask forgiveness and move on. At least an attempt took place. Usually when you are waiting for approval…the opportunity to react/respond/act or move, expires…and you miss the opportunity to act all together.
2. It’s okay to commit mistakes. When things are moving so fast and hectic, there isn’t always a lot of time to stop and think. Sometimes the temptation is to jump out of the race and stop moving and doing. But I say, Don’t quit. Get it done. Go for it!
3. Run…Run some more. Fast…steady…focus on the good work that needs to be done. Focus on the most important. You are going to have to prioritize when you have a crazy busy schedule. Prioritize the most important stuff first…not the urgent. Many times you’ll end up chasing all the urgent and then suck at the important stuff that needed to be done well. There is nothing worse than being really good at stuff that doesn’t matter…I fear some live their entire lives doing what I typed in that previous sentence.
4. If something must be done…Then doing it even a little mediocre is better than not doing it at all. (Sometimes you just have to live by the “GOOD-ENOUGH” principle. (Ignore this point if you are building bridges, doing surgery on me, or dismantling a bomb.) CAN YOU THINK OF SOME OTHER THINGS WE CANNOT DO IN A MEDIOCRE MANNER? Share them with me on my Facebook page where I posted this…or in the comments section of this blog post…it’ll be fun.
5. If something does go wrong…Own it! Accept responsibility. I’m determined in my knowledge of the fact that ANY BOSS hates to fire people. They just want somebody to accept responsibility, correct the problem, and keep the mission/vision/goal/idea/dream… moving forward. If bosses hate to fire people, then take advantage of it, by being a risk taker for good. If you succeed…thank the people who may have contributed to the success. Give them the credit and trust God to take care of the credit you think you deserve. Accept Responsibility when things go bad, give credit to others when things go good!
6. The people in your circle of influence…especially in teaching world, because that circle is youth…will take the inch you give them + an extra foot. i.e. If you allow students to enter the classroom one minute late for a week. They will enter 2 minutes late next week. 3 the next. If you allow students to sit on the floor while teaching, thinking it will help them pay attention because it’s different…they won’t pay attention even more. (Veteran teachers are thinking I’m such a ROOKIE right now…It’s because I am!!) Not everybody in your circle of influence has your best interest in mind. If you leave your classroom unlocked AND leave your Ray-Ban sunglasses laying around…they will get stolen. Yes…even in a Christian School. It’s okay…God’ll pay em back later! 🙂 (Just kidding…but not really!)
7. Winning is everything. Who are we kidding if we think otherwise. What’s more important, though, is knowing what a WIN is.
8. The only way your party/team/wedding/organization/school/church/business/game/etc…can truly move forward and win is by having EVERYBODY on the “team”, supporting each other’s decisions and keeping that united forward movement. Even one, that is not fully united, can keep any forward potential stuck in the mud. The previous can only happen with exceptional communication, frankness, and keeping the mission more important than your personal preferences.
9. It’s very difficult to be friends with the people you lead. It is possible…but extremely difficult.
10. The cross of Jesus and the Empty Tomb of Jesus are the only things in this physical life that won’t let you down or fail you…BUT…don’t rely on them. Rely on the ONE who conquered them both! He is the real deal. Only the things we do for Him will last. You better be quick…He moves fast. If you try to follow Him you will run a rat race, all your life. You will have to understand what a true win is. You will have to sacrifice. You will have to put your personal preferences to death. It will be the greatest race you’ve ever run. I pray the following two verses will inspire you to run on…
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. 8 And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing”. –2 Timothy 4:7-8
24 “Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!25 All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 26 So I run with purpose in every step.” — 1 Corinthians 4:7-8
It’s a rat race like none other and you get to run in it. Me too!
On your marks!
Go…into all the World!