Thursday, September 11, 2008

For the time being

We only have, know, and are anything or anyone for the time being. Religion can so easily be a way of denying this, of escaping into eternity or the present moment. But the passage of time is the necessary context of all our human experience, a necessary part of its uniqueness. Our history and biography is who we are. Can we not learn to love it, to love life, this changing, ambiguous, ephemeral mixed bag?

1 comment:

Sue said...

I reckon we can :) Yes, isn't it funny how religion teaches is to be unfit to roll with life? How incredibly bizarre. When you look at the words of Jesus they say the exact opposite.

The world's too weird, GFN. I wanna get off :)