Becoming a Healing Presence: Embracing Ambiguity, pt.2

Tonight we will be wrapping up Dr. Albert S. Rossi’s book Becoming a Healing Presence and reading through the chapter “Embracing Ambiguity.”  Ambiguity pervades creation. The very building blocks of matter are described in the theory of Quantum Mechanics. One of the fundamental bases of quantum mechanics is the Uncertainty Principle.  We can never know with certainty both the location and the velocity of a subatomic particle, but only its probabilities.  This leads to certain paradoxes such as the Double Slit Experiment in which electrons are either particles or waves and the example of Schrodinger’s Cat in which a theoretical cat in a theoretical box is both simultaneously alive and dead.  As this branch of physics developed early last century, Einstein initially rejected the uncertainty and non-causality of Quantum Mechanics by stating that “God does not play dice with the universe.” However, even Einstein came to embrace the ambiguity that the theory possessed. And so it is with us. We need to recognize and embrace the ambiguity we encounter in our spiritual lives and in our relationships with other.  


June 5 – We are not meeting this Tuesday. It is Myrtle Beach High graduation. Anna Grace is the valedictorian!

June 12 – Dr. Clifford Sosis is coming to speak to us about ethics and morality.  I have invited Dr. Sosis to help us explore how we come to our conclusions as to the difference between right and wrong.

June 19 – We will begin our summer study of Paul’s Letter to the Galatians.  To join us, all you need is a Bible, and if you do not have one, one will be provided for you.  In guiding our discussions, I will primarily be using Martin Luther’s Commentary on Galatians. You do not have to purchase or read through Luther’s commentary to join us, but Luther’s exposition of the meaning of grace within this commentary is invaluable.

Dinner is at 6. The menu is all-American hot dogs. Discussion about 6:45. Hope to see you here.

Every concept formed by the intellect in an attempt to comprehend and circumscribe the divine nature can succeed only in fashioning an idol, not making God known. . . . Concepts create idols; only wonder comprehends anything. People kill one another over idols. Wonder makes us fall to our knees.

St. Gregory of Nyssa (335-394)

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