Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Wisdom Corner I
After reading our post, Time Faith And Progress, a reader emailed and asked us, “Why is it so hard for good to triumph over evil?” In addition, our learned reader posed a second question: “How do we establish a relationship with God? What do we have to sacrifice of ourselves, to do just that?”His answer is long, and I can convince you to read it with this quote only:
The quickest way to the self actualization that will reveal the best of ourselves is really simple. Be considerate.Wisely stated. This is a wisdom no amount of qualification-grubbing will bring. You could probably round up 50 professors of theology, and not get anything as true. This is also the shortest road to sanity.
SC&A has his own way of answering the question about good triumphing over evil. Mine would be phrased this way: Good builds. Evil destroys. It is always easier and quicker to destroy than to build, but in the end rubble is just rubble, and when did rubble ever dominate anything? Evil is dead. Evil is self-defeating. Or, as SC&A writes:
Transcendence is real because our connections to each other and other realities, are real.We must harbor evil for it to have power over us. It has no life of its own.
All our agendas and ideologies have a limited life span, because they are valid and fueled only as long as there are those that need to fuel those ideas and agendas. Those things that are transcendent need to no fuel and will endure forever. Not even on their death beds do children forget their mothers and not even in dementia is a fathers touch forgotten.
I think we all have to answer these questions in our own way, and in our own words.
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