Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Something Missed

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you - Matthew 7:7
Before any truth can be discovered, it must be sought.

Most discussions tend to be meaningless. Fundamentally, they do not seek any meaning or truth. The words bounce off each other, people talk around each other, and the point is missed.

It is difficult to discover truth. To find God. Perhaps in our fallen state it is impossible without divine intervention. As humble individuals we may hope to partake of some part in God's goodness, but being only human we are prone to mistake and error. The important thing is to remain in a state of seeking - to pursue truth with all one's heart.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.  - Matthew 7:6
It is typically human that we remain mired in ignorance, unaware of our ignorance. We tend to not even realize we are missing what we miss. It is rare indeed a man who can recognize his own ignorance and then proceed to seek God.

Here we find the essential problem with entertainment. In times of wisdom we recognized our unhappiness and sought a solution. Now we distract ourselves for fear that we may grow aware of the problem and the fact that modern philosophy denies even the possibility of a solution.

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