Thursday, July 7

Connectivity and Catholicism

Virtual connectivity
"We are all connected....
To each other biologically,
to the earth chemically
to the universe atomically."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

I read again and again about how people preach division and exclusion.  The media rhetoric is filled with how 'they' are so different from 'us' and how 'our' existence and way of life is threatened by 'their' very existence.

I keep coming back to the same truths, the same themes.  If you think it's hard hearing it for the 10th time, imagine seeing it for 100 times for each time I write it.

"I am made from the dust of the stars and the oceans flow in my veins."  - Rush, Presto

What I am is what you are...children of God and creations of the Divine.  We are all unique and distinct images of the Creator, but to focus on that difference is to ignore the similarities.

We are all made from the dust of the stars.  The oceans that encompass the Earth are within each and every one of us.  In a more religious sense, we are all made in the image and likeness of God. It is our choice to recognize these things, to reject them or to ignore them.  It is our choice to see in the stranger the face of God, to see the 'other', or to not see them at all.  Just recall that whatever we choose is what we receive, whether it is inclusion or division, love or hate, life or death, God or man.


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