“It is customary to blame secular science and anti religious philosophy for the eclipse of religion in modern society. It would be more honest to blame religion for its own defeats. Religion declined, not because it was refuted, but because it became dull, irrelevant, oppressive, insipid. When faith is completely replaced by creed, worship by discipline, love by habit; when crisis of today is ignored because of the splendor of the past; when faith becomes an heirloom rather than a living fountain; when religion speaks in the name of authority rather than with the voice of compassion – it’s voice becomes meaningless.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel. More about him later.
It's the same mantra we heard after the last election. "Our message was great, the voters just didn't understand." It's easier to blame the other guy than to sit down, shut up and take a good long look at why the message isn't getting through.
And I could add that when you lose your sense of wonder at a vision like this you might as well pack it in and check out. If all you can see is dollar signs then there's really a problem with your programming.
This is just a picture of Victoria Falls. The Shaper, Maker, Singer, Harper, Creator of all things, however you envision it. was really on their game when these started to roar.
As usual there's a disconnect when it comes to getting what's in my head on paper. Frustration, frustration.