Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Inexhaustible Future

Here is my oversimplified summary of the way John Haught offers for thinking about The Divine in his chapter, "Future."
Think about the transient character of this moment.  This moment is always giving way to the next.  Each next moment comes from the future. Often the future brings us what we long for, but after reaching a long sought goal or after having our dreams realized, we begin to feel an unanticipated emptiness when the initial joy of accomplishment begins to fade.
Our experience of the particular futures we have hoped for and been disappointed by convinces us that we are capable of growing indefinitely into an inexhaustible future that stretches out before us.  The name of this infinite and inexhaustible future is God.

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