Monday, June 11, 2018

Reflection for the Week - June 11

The sooner we realize that the idea of a human ‘fall’ some 6-7,000 years ago brought about death is an illusion, the closer we’ll be to a more accurate, though still mysterious, picture of the world.

When we look at billions of years of evolutionary history, it appears that at the outset there was life and death. Thus, death, I’d wager, has always been configured in life. This may have been the only way there could eventually be a present world like ours. Future transformation, however, suggests that in contrast to this there will be a refigured life – a forever life without death, and we’re left with imaginative possibilities of what that might look like.