In this past unit you learned about how trigonometric functions are always the same for a given angle, regardless of the size of the triangle which forms it. This concept of things being the same and yet differentâ€”is very prevalent in the gospels where we see Jesus doing the same thing and yet doing it in a new and different situation. The power of Jesusâ€™ character doesnâ€™t change, but how he embodies his characteristics is almost never the same.
Discussion: Explain trigonometric functions. Then explain how trigonometric functions can be a metaphor for how Jesus is the same and yet also different in these two different scriptural examples: Mark 4:35-41 and Matthew 14:13-21. (Hint: be sure to explain what part symbolizes the â€œanglesâ€ (the part that always stays the same) and which part represents the â€œsizeâ€ (the circumstantial part that varies).
Answer in a paragraph.