The world is temporal, meaning time-bound and finite. It came from nothing and is now in the process of returning to nothing. To paraphrase the timeless Stephen Hawking, ‘Why bother?’ Spare a thought for cosmologists! Still looking for a cause. Still not finding one.
“They” and “them” are increasingly used as gender-neutral pronouns in the singular sense. For example: “Male and female he made them; and blessed them and called their name Adam in the day when they were created.” We’re compelled to say the future looks androgynous.
Earth is one of more than 100 billion planets in the Milky Way, which itself is one of more than 100 billion galaxies in the universe. Shall I part my hair? Roll my trousers? Wear white? Eat a peach? Good grief, man! Look up.
On the understanding that no generalization is worth a damn, men looking for counselling are generally utilitarian. If it works, it’s truth; if it doesn’t work, fix it. But the truth cannot be fixed and creation is vastly more beautiful than it is useful.
The mind naturally turns outward. So when someone comes along and says, “The kingdom of heaven is within you,” the mind is, like, “What?” But there it sits: You are not in the universe; the universe is in you.