Temple Grandin has a Ph.D. in animal science. She also has autism. Her books report,
from the inside, what life is like for a person with autism. She explains that many people
with autism enjoy and seek, even crave, bodily pressure, although they also can't tolerate
When she was a young adolescent at her aunt's ranch she had a panic attack and asked her
aunt to squeeze her in the cattle squeeze chute. Within seconds she became calm. She still
uses a variation of that chute to calm herself. Grandin realized that people with autism
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The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.