Sunday, April 10, 2011

Isaiah 55:9

Scripture Isaiah 55:9

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.


William James, the great American philosopher, said
‘I have a library in my home. Full of books, a beautiful globe, maps and I study and work there.
And typically my dog comes in at night and greets me and wags its tail.

Does the dog see everything in the room? Yeah, he takes it all in.

He sees the colours, the shapes the books, the maps and the globe.

What does he get from that room? Almost nothing!

He doesn’t even understand what a book means, or a map or globe.

The tiny capacity of the dog couldn’t take it all in.

Then it occurred to William James, it is the same with us in God’s world.

We are like that dog.
We move through God’s world and we take it all in – in one sense and we get very little of it.

Source: Untold Blessings - 3 Paths to Holiness - by Father Robert Barron

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