Parallel Realities

Scientists believe that parallel universes exist and are for real. I believe that reality exists in several layers, in parallel to one another. E=MC2 is the truth because it describes reality. It describes the relationship between matter and energy, how matter packs in energy in proportion to the speed of light, how energy permeates the whole universe – very much like the light diffusing through space. The Lord is Risen and dwells among us is also the truth because to describes reality. It describes the continuing presence of the Risen Christ in our lives and how his grace suffuses and permeates all of us and everything we do.

Scientists, driven by their understanding of reality, have created so many marvels of technology that have made our lives betters, easier, safer and happier. Holy men and women, inspired by their understanding of the words and spirit of Christ, have changed lives and events that have made people better, healthier, braver and happier.

These different layers of reality are not in contradiction to each other; although there are those who would see science to be totally incompatible with faith. It is like the blind men touching only a part of the elephant and declaring the animal to be a wall or a rope or a post or fan. But reality is one and our different perceptions of its many layers eventually come together. Science talks about convergence and singularity. Faith talks about a new heaven and a new earth.

Jesus said, ‘Do not be astonished that I said to you, “You must be born from above.” The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.’
John 3:7-15

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