Monday, February 9th, 2015
MY ANSWER TO MY OWN QUESTION SURPRISED ME!
At a recent family gathering to celebrate my husband’s birthday, I asked a question at dinner. My adult kids are used to this and sometimes they like it and dig in and sometimes they groan and say, “Pour me some wine.”
I asked, “What makes you optimistic?” One said his kids. One said her art.
Most avoided the question so I jumped in and said, “The growing integration between religion and science.” What? Huh? Where on earth did that come from. I probably should have said, “My adult children who are the best on earth.” (Which they mostly are.) How cerebral! How esoteric! And how true!
Really. I am so curious and hopeful about how the unseen reality will become to be seen and experienced in such a way that there is a tangibility to invisible connections and divine something or other. I hate to be old enough to die before this integration gets really interesting.
If this topic interests you at all, try reading Fingerprints of God: What Science is Learning About the Brain and Spiritual Experience.
In the meantime, answer the question of my dinner table.