Jesus said to his disciples:
“I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,
he will guide you to all truth.”
~ John 16:12-13
May the Fourth be with you.
Today is a Star Wars holiday. It shows how this popular franchise has captured people’s imagination, even their lives. It is how much science and technology has driven and influenced our lives today, often for the better.
Science is based on the premise that the universe, the world we live in, is intelligible. It is comprehensible and it can be understood. It is not at all random, nor unsystematic, nor irrational, nor indeed incomprehensible. When Einstein formulated his famous formula, E=mc², he did not make that up but discovered or rather used it to describe what was already existing in nature. The fact that the universe is intelligible like that is proof that there is a God who wrote all these laws and principles in nature – for men to discover.
And yet for all the fruits of science, no everything can be reduced to scientific formula. Man has emotions and the power to choose which often are irreducible to scientific formulation. I pretty much prefer looking at events and even people in terms of algorithms: what happens if, or when or where.
If the shoe fits, then wear it.
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
If you love me, you will keep my commandments. John 14:15
If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24
When the moon is in the seventh house
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars.
Where there is smoke, there is fire.