The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.  It is the source of all true art and all science.  He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is good as dead: his eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein

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Human beings tend to think and live in one dimension, in a flat manner – on one plain.  Such thinking does not capture the Spirit easily.  In one dimension we think good-bad, yes-no, up-down, here-there, happy-sad, etc.

But does such thinking enliven God in our consciousness?  Capture living? Capture what it is to be a spiritual being in a human body?  To live as a mortal whose horizon is eternal?

No, most likely it does not.

How might we know that we are both mortal and eternal?

You might want to think of yourself as passing through the horizontal dimension of temporal time while God at every moment of our horizontal journey is present as a vertical reality.  Horizontal and vertical.  Is this NOT the Cross?

Think of it this way: if you die does your soul not instantly pass to a non-temporal, immortal reality?

We give little thought to God and the eternal in secular culture.  Indeed, we think scientifically and materially, but not spiritually. But, wait – we are not scientific beings or material beings, but spiritual beings.

We are inhabitants of land.  Would we easily be turned to think we are water beings, if others explored existence under water? Our culture thought of us as water creatures?

Be not so easily captured by others that you reduce reality, create blindness, truncate who you are, lose your identity.

Shalom.

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