Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Spiritual Rhythms of Life for Today

Let there be light. Viewing graphic portrayals of light is overwhelming. The inability to take in all of what is there enables us to remember that we’re finite. This truth, all too easy to forget, though for the life of me I don’t know why, shines into our very existence, yet fading memory continues to entice us to reach for autonomy. Paying attention to our limitedness, rather, should be understood to somehow give us our deep significance. In contrast to the darkness of self-reliance and self-determination – the aim to be capital “I”, so propagated in Western culture, we need recognize, perhaps again and again, that it is the Infinite One who tells the story of giving us who we are.