Symbolic Gestures 500

From the desk of Pastor Dave, Big Sioux Baptist, Flandreau, SD

Symbolic Gestures – 500

In discussing symbolic gestures, it is important to understand the gesture does not replace the reality. The absence of the gesture has nothing to do with reality. The gesture does represent something, but WHAT is represented is vastly more important than the symbolic gesture. Continue reading

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Symbolic Gestures 300

From the desk of Pastor Dave, Big Sioux Baptist, Flandreau, SD

Symbolic Gestures – 300

Gestures may have meaning. Unless a person knows what the significance of the gesture means, there is no way to know the symbolism equated to the gesture. The color of a bandana handkerchief could have an important meaning to some people, but mean nothing to others. This example has had life-threatening consequences. Continue reading

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Symbolic Gestures 100

From the desk of Pastor Dave of Big Sioux Baptist, Flandreau, SD

Symbolic Gestures – 100

In every culture people have developed symbolic gestures. The gesture then means something within that particular culture. An example would be the act of bowing slightly upon meeting another person. It is generally accepted as showing respect to the other person. Everyday life can be filled with symbolic gestures. In some cultures symbolic gestures are not everyday occurrences due to tremendous pressures just to survive. Because of significance attached to certain gestures, frequency of use may, over time, bring a lesser importance to the symbolism. Are the symbolic gestures you use in your life truly important?

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