compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
and sure ain't NO ISER
Man without a sense of the Absolute is a man that is bewildered and
distraught amongst countless relativities. In a world where there is no
Sacred, everything is profane. In a profane world, profanity is
indistinguishable from true and noble speech worthy of man and his divine
origins. Without such distinctions, man is free to bark everything and
anything that comes out of his mouth. Not realizing that the very freedom
of will that he uses to express his profanity is only made possible by the
existence of the sacred and supreme will of his Creator. Hence the
profound statement of Meister Eckhart, “the more he blasphemes, the
more he praises God ” rings true in our day more than in any other.
But the final word must be from the Master of Eckhart - Jesus - upon
whom be peace, who said:-
“Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh.” (Matthew 18:7)
"Widespread among human habits is the perception
that we are human beings that are having a spiritual
of information and having a material experience –
not just a human one, but an experience of
participating in the entirety of material creation.
The universe IS continually generating fresh knowledge of itself - creating new structure and new relationships. So too are WE – embedded in it, and it embedded in US "
To paraphrase Professor Brian Cox in the final episode of "Wonders of LIFE" -
In a scientific sense - the Earth as OUR HOME - means that the ingredients that are needed for our species to live - an atmosphere, food, water and the right temperature for us to survive - are perhaps uniquely provided to support the specific need for our biology and chemistry to work - following on from Professor Cox's introduction to the series in which he stated that -
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