What was it I thought I knew?
“I have to risk teaching and writing what I must trust as the universal wisdom of God, and not just my own ideas. I have no other choice. In doing so I must be willing to be judged wrong by others more intelligent, wise, and holy than I.” This is from Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation from the Living School for Action and Contemplation…and I echo his claim.
Richard adds, “We all constantly draw wisdom from the ongoing evolution of consciousness…God is very patient.” In Creation is Evidence of God’s Brilliance, I state that
God is in no way threatened by science or technology. Quite the contrary, God is giving us the guidance to learn more about His universe…and more. God reveals Himself to us and empowers us to learn more about Him as we are capable and prepared to know Him. For example, the Holy Spirit is not computer illiterate; God is in control and has led man to develop such technology and inspires men, like you and me, to use it to distribute knowledge, wisdom, and guidance to people all over the world.
Okay, do I know this for a fact? No. How can I?
Is it plausible? Yes. It is a theory…and a theory is good until it is proven to be wrong. As Richard Rohr states, “If it is true, it must always have been true.” The concept that humans are coming up with technology that is beyond God’s creation is preposterous; if we have the knowledge, He had it first. He invented it. Was such technology ‘known’ or conceivable at creation? I say, “Yes, and more.” Conceivable by God…not producible by man.
And now we are back to what I ‘know.’
I am in the process of expanding my knowledge, particularly as it concerns my spiritual beliefs and practice. I intend to write more on this as I learn. Something I think I have realized is that where I believe I am spiritually, can be reached by other more formal ways. I am learning about these other ways…and those paths are apparently ancient.
The good news is, I am not alone. The questions I will be pondering are how to get from my path to one of those other paths…or even, should I? If God has been directing my steps thus far, and I trust He has, why should I leave the path He has constructed for me? But then, He also directed my attention to these other ways. I sense I must trust and be open…inquire and…
Besides, I intend to not only expand my knowledge but also my practice…which includes ora et labora … prayer and work, both alone and with others. Perhaps by spending some time on one of these other paths, I might find opportunities to pray and work with other like-minded seekers.
Thanks be to God and to God be the Glory.
(The image at the top is provided by NASA through the Huffington Post.)