Can you trust your eyes to show you everything? Or do our questions guide what we find?
For example is what you are sitting on really solid? For over a hundred years scientists have known that large empty spaces separate atoms in even the densest solids. What appears as a solid surface is on an atomic level widely separated nuclei held together by electromagnetic forces.
Conversely, can you plant ten trees in five straight lines each with exactly four trees? (see below for the solution) To solve this problem you need to change your point of view from planting trees in straight parallel lines and some of the trees must lie on more than one line.
If our philosophical framework for determining how we view life determines what we expect to find, then changing our perspective changes our reality.
Through his letter to the church at Rome, Saint Paul invites us to change our perspective and discover our perfection in Christ.
Do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your minds,
so that you may discern what is the will of God—
what is good and acceptable and perfect.
— Romans 12:2 (NRSV)