Eternal Sunshine of a Boundless Mind ~ BitterSweetLife

Friday, July 07, 2006

Eternal Sunshine of a Boundless Mind

Brilliant forest sunshine

Some of us look around at the world, slowly grasp the fact that it flowed from one singular mind, and realize that God will need to be, mentally, very patient with us. Others of us just sit on the deck wondering if staring at the sun would really make us blind—which, as it turns out, is a related question.

Compare God to a genius of science or letters—an Einstein or a Dostoevsky—and we realize that God will need to slow down
infinitely the train of his thought if we are going to ever glimpse it, much less board it or “keep up.” God explaining his thoughts to me is Einstein teaching Physics to an ant.

A head-on look into God’s mind would surely blind us now; a logic too fierce, a power too radiant. But somehow, in heaven, he will find ways to make it bearable. How do I know this?

Because Christ is patient and
condescending—a quality which can only really be appreciated in a deity. It’s a good thing though, since he’ll spend eternity explaining a unified theory of creation to kindergarteners.

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1 comments:

Boris Carlot said...

I live at 33756 Commonwealth in Seattle. Been up here before?

 

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