We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.

Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk

Sunday, May 13, 2012

We See these things With the Eyes of Faith

In the grandeur of the universe, we glimpse the still greater glory of God.  In the sunset, we are touched by God's grace.  In a child's smile, we dimly sense God's love.  In scientific descriptions of biological evolution, we discern the grand sweep of God's creative power.  In quantum physics, we chuckle at God's infinite sense of humor—and pause at the reminder that things are not what they seem to be.  In Christ, we find the connection between God who is Beyond and God who is Present.  It is with the eyes of faith that we see these thing.  None of what we see proves or disproves the reality of God for faith stands on the threshold of a meta-reality that is both beyond and present.  In faith, we arrive at a place where trust building on goodness rules.  It is the realm of the Spirit, which Jesus called the Kingdom of God.  In its grandeur, too, we glimpse the still greater glory of God.  Amen.