I realize that I keep re-visiting this metaphor, but please allow. As I have aged I find that I have become more and more pre-occupied with allegory and metaphor. Small things take on larger meaning. There are fractals of wisdom inter-connected within fractals of other fractals… all metaphorically and metaphysically linked together (quantum entanglement being a slightly-exemplifying metaphor).
There is such meaning embedded in so many venues of life. Lessons and parables abound. Not only in the little things but possibly even more-so in the little things for me. The human mind can’t keep up with it all. I know I can’t.
The Holy Spirit speaks ever so gently, but brother and sister, does He ever speak POWERFULLY! One is slain in His presence. Many of you know what I’m talking about. The Holy Spirit often speaks magically and wonderfully to believers though. His Wisdom will often overwhelm.
When we come to a place in our lives where we have actually opened up our spiritual ears to hear, we find that He has been waiting for us in a more powerful sense for a long time. It is all so sweet and so dear! Joy supreme!
Back to The NOW => the NOW is one of life’s enduring metaphors. NOW is the evasive singularity in which we now exist. We live within the space/time continuum. Time can be broken down into very small pieces or it can be framed into larger structures. You can’t ever break time down small enough to stop it though… or to really get a good look at it. The analytical embrace required is infinite.
No matter how small you break time or space down one can always break it down further. It’s just a mathematical truism. Calculus deals with the fact that in calculation, one often *approaches* the solution by integrating between limits. And for all practical purposes that is sufficient. But scientific calculation is often an asymptotic approximation. It works. It’s good enough for “government work”, but it’s still a hamster on a treadmill who doesn’t ever quite actually get there.
What I’m so unsuccessfully trying to describe is a paradigm best described as being asymptotic. Reference my previous post: God Is the Asymptote: https://jctmisc.home.blog/2019/10/26/god-is-the-asymptote/
God is the grand, infinite, impulse singularity that encompasses all of creation and beyond. You can’t get there from here. You can approach the Throne but ‘His glory He will share with none other.’ He is beyond complete comprehension.
I suspect that in one regard we will forever be metaphysically chasing the asymptote => forever bathing in an increasingly-lovely understanding of the Holy One – The One who truly and fully embodies infinity. It’s the grand fractal conundrum that exists within the Fourier spectrum of an impulse. It’s a mystery of the Godhead. Three-in-one who pre-existed as One. A mysterious singularity if ever there was one.
John 1:1 RSV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
I apologize. I have badly digressed. I don’t even remember my original thought now. I get lost in all these fractal thoughts. Isn’t that great? Perhaps I didn’t have a thought in the first place. You think? 🥴 Dog gone it. Call me Forest Gump. 🤪
Post has gotten too long anyway. Possibly to be continued…? I don’t know.
A big “howdy” to all. We say “howdy” a lot down here in Texas. Texas => What a wonderful and distinguished history!! I am humbled to be a (very) small part of this place. Davy Crockett, Sam Bowie, and Stephen F. Austin => forever legends in my book!
Later, dudes and dudettes. Love ya’…
PS: I apologize. I get so swept away in this stream of consciousness thing, that I lose track of where I am.