We are called to see God in all things
including our astounding science/tech innovations
and use them for the service of God
and everyone’s eternal happiness.
But since love is not part of the knowing process
of artificial intelligence/silicon chips/robots
technology takes over as our guide, not religion
and leads us into a posthuman world.
Edwin Hubble discovered the universe continually expands –
a major revolution in scientific understanding
of a former/fixed/static universe:
the universe will dissipate and end.
Expecting “The Universe” to do things for you –
“Ask the Universe to help you,” or as many say
“Put your request out there and the Universe will grant it”
It is God who grants things.
The reason for the Incarnation
is the excess mercy and love of God.
Incarnation consummates the universe
and is willed by God entirely for itself
not as an afterthought
brought in to deal with sin.
First of all, God wanted to show us
how to be fully alive through Jesus the Incarnate Christ.
It is in our ordinary daily lives
where loving like Jesus
and bringing in transforming grace
happens in our relationships
When you enter fully into the Present
you alleviate confusion/suffering
and touch the Prince of Peace and your own Buddhahood –
Buddhists practice Presence through conscious breathing.
Prayer is not primarily thinking and saying holy words –
it is a stance, a way of living continually in Presence
being aware of Presence, and enjoying Presence.