Diligently Seeking God
The idea of eternity is powerful. Some would say our fascination with a state of timeless being is mere curiosity, but I think more is involved. We are attracted to eternity. We long for an existence without the limitations of time. We yearn for immortality.
Our tendencies seem to run in the direction of anxiety and agitation, so the quality of calmness probably won’t be ours unless we cultivate it. There are principles we’ll have to learn and disciplines we’ll have to practice. Bit by bit, we’ll have to gain the ability to be calm.
Democracy is a bold experiment. It believes, rightly it seems to me, that more good than harm will come — in the long run — from trusting the common folks with a voice and a vote. Today, we celebrate the good that has come from that trust.