Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Living Spiritual Rhythms - December 2

Hermeneutics plays a central role in our lives, and it is important to be aware of this. Here are four consequences. First, the general action of interpreting anything is part and parcel of what it means to be a human being in the world. Second, we can think of the interpretive act as part of our developing neural functions that assist our quest for optimal understanding. Third, this quest can be viewed as a circuitous passage that takes us through an interpretation of different kinds of worlds; spiritual, natural, cultural, textual, and otherwise. Fourth, along the journey, discordant thoughts are garnered and woven together into a reflective concordant whole. It might be said this way: an overall narrative picture, including our place in it, comes to the surface out of the mist of an interpreted life.