The Firmament

Just one more reason why everyone should read the lives of the saints.  🙂

From the Arthur Young Series:


18 thoughts on “The Firmament

  1. There is a lot of math out there in the firmament that points to God. I used to be up on it in college. If you look at the big bang, what contained the singularity? I am not sure if space emerged out of the singularity or if the singularity was contained by space. If space emerged from the bang then what contained the singularity? All the matter in the universe was contained in this singularity from what I understand was an atomic point. Please feel free to school me if I am wrong. Too lazy to read right now.

    The known universe is immense, beyond comprehension, and the more you study it the more it points to God. If they are open to it a person can find God in physics.

  2. This is fascinating, Gabrielle. Two men centuries apart, arriving at the same truth, the truth that brings them together as children of God.

  3. . . . or in the fall of the butterfly, or the birth of a child, the coutures of a glacial valley, or even in the real absence . . .

  4. John, I began a poem today of a downed butterfly.. I hope never to finish it.

    Real absence –like the one Mother Teresa experienced?

  5. Hi, everybody! I hope you’ll indulge me if I put up a few more Arthur Young videos. By rights he should be on the Music, Math and Mystics Page, but I just don’t have time to keep it going properly. The man fascinates me; I have no clue what religion he would place himself in, if any, but I love how he always finds the spirituality in the physics, and I grab whatever Catholicity I can out of it… JT, sorry I can’t school you; I just get glimmers and flashes during prayer and then it all disappears the minute I pick up a textbook. All I know is that when I accidently came across this man and listened to the content of his teachings, my whole being felt suddenly alert, with a strange quality of recognizing information that I didn’t think I knew, and yet, at the same time, knowing that much of it was pertaining to things I had been meditating on since childhood, but I had no one to ask about it. Well, that’s not actually true. I asked, but mostly just got that “my, my, you’re a strange child” look in return. 🙂

  6. Yes like just Mother’s. Also St. Teresa Benedicta came to mind too. When things are hopeless, that there is no sign of God, even the complete absence speaks to God’s existence.

  7. Amen, Freddie.

    I once got a “strange child!” look/comment from even the president of the Pastoral council. I really believed for many years after that, because no one had said anything to the contrary, that it was not socially ok to speak briefly of God with personal love in Church meetings… And for years before that, I’d always try to look busy with my thoughts, lest anyone else find my face to be one of those faces, because each and every time, I never knew what to do with a total stranger’s near-confession… it continued to happen anyway. I see more and more that there was a good reason. I see now, too, that some have to be strange.

  8. Well, thank you for that positive reinforcement, JT. 🙂 🙂

    Brother Freddie, I would say that your spiritual director is a keeper! I hope you are doing fine (?)

    WeirdAlmira, I have a history of people I don’t really know opening up to me too – at work, on the bus, at the few womens’ retreats I’ve attended over the years. It can be a bit disconcerting at times, but as you say, there must be good reasons, and we know that the Holy Spirit blows where He will…

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