Patricia Hofer

Leap of faith

Driven by unexplainable leaps of logic, the human mind has always been able to see connections between things, even unrelated things.Two mathematicians, for example, made that kind of inspired connection in the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Independently, they mentally jumped to the realization that the nature of tangent lines illogically can be connected to curved areas. From the nature of lines to area. Albert Einstein concluded that there is “a point where the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge, but can never prove how it got there” and that “all great discoveries have involved such a leap” (Clark 755).

And it is readily apparent, at least it is for me, that longing to feel the presence of the Lord is also not something that the brain’s neurons are going to originate or experience. Such a spiritual motivation is a leap or a jump, dawning in a “higher plane” of consciousness. And so we Christians don’t need to feel embarrassed when we confidently look past physical laws and limitations to embrace our relationship with God. Just as the sunrise brings light to the earth, Christ shines across our consciousness, glowing with spiritual light and love. With the Lord, it’s always morning!

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