AS a retired priest with so much time on my hands, I love sitting out, looking up a the sky, and thinking about our faith. I love what Gamaliel said to the Jewish leaders:
“If this endeavor is an activity of human origin it will destroy itself. But if it comes from God you will not be able to destroy it.”
But, if you’d let me return to my sitting out, looking up at the sky, and thinking about our faith, I’d like to go back over what I have brought up before.
I keep coming back to the hard facts of each of our bodies being constituted of more that five trillion cells, with each of them having its own nucleus of the DNA that encrypts the whole recipe for making a double of us.
But, looking up at the sky, I see the whole immensity and beauty of Mother Nature, and I love Dante for giving us some understanding of how it all functions. Pardon me for retelling this favorite story of mine.
When Dante, after travelling through the Inferno and Purgatory, arrived in Paradise, he was puzzled ove the way that everything there was new to him, and yet somehow familiar. So he asked Beatrice about it, and she explained:
“All things among themselves possess an order, and this order is the form that makes the universe like God.”
The order that keeps the eight electrons orbiting in their precise order around their Oxygen nucleus is akin to the order that keeps a beautiful singing vice on key.
That God-like order keeps each of us functioning and somewhat good looking.