October 14, 2012

People can become so intoxicated with the issues of life that they lose a sense of Presence. Each moment is precious, and in a deep sense, eternal. God is present in the Presence. Paul Tillich, a famous theologian, wrote a book entitled, "The Eternal Now," and this was his point. Eternity is in the deepest dimension of Now, and contains the enfolded past and future in a Presence beyond time and space. The invitation is to be mindful of our moments, as so poetically expressed in by the Psalmist, "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom," (Psalm 90:12-17). The condition of being overly attached or identified with the issues and things of our world is characterized by the story of the rich young ruler (Mark 10:17-22).