I've been enjoying Van Morrison recently and noticed he expresses a deep spiritual side in several of his songs. Before watching, I never knew he played the saxophone and guitar.
peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:"
God and Humanity are Entangled
On a quantum level, particles possess quantum state characteristics such as position, momentum, spin, and polarization. Strangely, particles will share the quantum state characteristics of the particles they interact with. Physicists call this quality, entanglement. I don't believe physicists know the mechanism. However, it's been repeatedly tested and observed. Stranger still, you can separate a pair of entangled particles so they're miles apart. Then, if you change the quantum state of one particle, the quantum state of the other particle immediately changes to match the new quantum state of its partner particle miles away.
Quantum entanglement is a concept that lifts my imagination to consider how we're entangled with God and each other. It's just a metaphor but it's beautiful like poetry and I can't help but apply it to humanities' highest thought. Humanity and God are entangled. Consequently, we're entangled with each other. It's a fundamental truth. Because it's fundamental, it's all over the Bible. Here are some verses that come to mind while inspired by the concept of entanglement.
Genesis 6:6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him(God)hath mercy on the poor.
Proverbs 17:5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
Isaiah 58:7 Is it not (the fast that I have chosen) to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?Everything's entangled. In the parable below, Jesus describes a rich man who has little regard for a poor man named Lazarus. Sometimes Lazarus would eat crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. This is one of the few parables Jesus told containing someone's name. I bet it made a powerful impression on his audience.
Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.I believe the crumbs from the rich man's table reflect the kind of devotion he offered God; crumbs from his table; leftovers from his life. What we give God in secret shows out in what we give our neighbor.
Here's a song from Doc Watson called Orphan Girl to tie things up. There's a commercial before the video but you can skip it after a few seconds.
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