What I’m Thinking: More Than We Know


I’m not actually thinking things that are more than we know. I’m thinking that there is more that we don’t know than what we do know.

Here’s a transcript:

We’re continuing with the Season of Creation this coming week. This Sunday is Sky Sunday, and it brings us both the heights and also, I suppose, the depths of Creation and our relationship with it.

In the fourth chapter of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 4:23-28) we find the prophet in an exceptionally bad mood, even for that moody prophet. The heavens are signs of disaster and of collapse. 

In Psalm 19, however, in the first six verses (Psalm 19:1-6), we have that text that is so favored of musicians and choral composers over the years. “The heavens are telling the glory of God.”

And indeed, the heavens do tell of God’s glory. Yet mysteries remain. In fact, each new question that we answer seems to raise questions anew for those scientists who explore the cosmos.

And it is also certain that trials and sufferings and the sin of humanity: we see those written also in the sky with the death of stars and with the fading of the light.

All of this, I think, suggests that there are still many things that are beyond us, beyond us in humanity, and we are summoned once more to a humility that, honestly, is in short supply amongst human beings. We are summoned to – reminded of – our limitations, our finitude in a much, much greater universe.

We are reminded also, I think, of the infinite of God. And the greatest infinite of our God is: God’s love.

That’s what I’m thinking. I’m curious to hear about what you’re thinking. Leave me your thoughts in the comment section below; I’d love to hear from you.

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