Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Astrophysicists, Little Children of Innocence, and Hobbes and Calvin Together Again

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NIV
[1] If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. [2] If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. [3] If I give all I possess to the door and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

As Paul in Corinthians knows and affirms and as almost all others who are similarly each and every, embidying individual beloved child of God’s expansively inclusive unique and interwoven children of innocence, there are three spiritual gifts of hope, faith and love, and the greatest of these three is love.

These first and last germinal good and delicious fruits and all their infinite uses, there first and forever beatifying things of heavenly kingdoms and all their infinite signs are indeed of radical threefold amazement that astrophysicists rejoice like children of innocence in and correspondingly each little child across all cultures, circumstances, experiences, capacities, conditions, histories and traditons is an astrophysicist in the same splendour and rapture in looking upon the heavens and the good earth and all they see before them in all times the same.

This is actually not poetry and theology and homage to the wondrous shared phenomena and blesssedness of mystic, theological, scientific and democratic unifying radical amazement that we are active but passive members in a great love affair that is forever astonishing of new discovery, creativity and abundance of our own together but of sources, transcendent, immanent, kairos of a kind of everlasting gospel of God’s eternal flourishing potentiality of infinite remainder of all that God draws us into passionate wholly alive wonder in anticipatory illumination when in the full surrender of actively seeking and enjyong and sharing it.

1 Corinthians 13:11-13 NIV
[11] When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. [12] For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. [13] And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Like astrophysicists Neil deGrasse Tyson and each and every child of our own astonishing love, creating, life, enjoying and heavenly, earthy and timeless immediate miracle and mystery and everlasting splendor like the lilies in the field, the constellations in the heavens that are already exploding incandescent in the very new life, wisdom and already knowing of our children in our life and ambit; but o my God, what theological, scientific and democratic triple singularity and threefold dynamic epic grandeur when the ripple of living water or tumultuous typhoon sets in!!! Each and every child, all past, present and future generations, all those of extraordinary accomplishement and stature like Dr. Tyson and all others closer and more immediate inthe same ascendant loving, caring and rejoicing in one another when making all things, works and relationships as beautiful as possible and by this poem and new song I sing that it is indeed radically amazing that all children are the same, each a little tender planted flower as black orchid too, as mystic, romantic, scientific, pastoral, humane, artistic, world revolutionary.

If we are of hope, we are of faith simultaneously, and then everlastingly of love, that is of all kinds of God, humanity and creation pouring in from all sides and we dont have cups and souls large enough or closed but deliciously ipen and enjoying sharing this with everyone.

We are correspondingly of theology, science and democracy as all interwoven of the same trinities of spiritual, humane and historical gifts, calls, sendings and timeless fierce urgencies of now.

That’s enough! Now lets begin again! We can, we must, we are in the igniting of a new epochal unifying moment of overcoming our three separate sovereign spheres of joyoussuffering meaningful communion by enjoying them more when in full freely choosing surrender to the promise, the untopian potentiality of novums, the nativities, impossible courageous leaps into the splendour of losing ourselves as wholly alive innone sphere and not really being or seeing the others of the same coequal communion, liberation and joy of a good life when in one right path like a rocket or one worldview like the entirety of the cosmos you can only know intimately and passionately by being in only one sovereign wrapping around embodying of god as science, theology or history, but never in and of all three the same.

Why not? Just look upon little children of innocence, and listen deeply, clearly and fully to all they are already singing and enjoying if being in three magnificent realms all the time like a trinity of mutuality, love, faith, creativity, empathy and human solidarity.

Just ask Hobbes next time you see Calvin. For Hobbes is the master triune wodrous tyger key to emerging research across disciplines that each child comes into the world with a third mind/brain/embodied humanity as dynamic imago dei, social imaginaria of the cosmic joy of being outside themselves, their homes, their entire known worlds and in all that is of the everlasting flourishing remainder between now and the wholly triumphal future of God’s ending of history, not ours, like a dark but luminous chasm, and simultaneously the same chasm from now and the same wholly glorious unfolding living creation by God’s beginning, not ours.

Yes, research shows that chikdren have this distinctive “third” mind that can read other minds by being actually in a mutual an real communion with them, like their social imaginaria of Hobbes animals, and parents, kin, friends and all manner of wild, present and living real first fruits and good things of God, creation and humanity.

And then at age one or so, this mind is vanished, gone, extinct! Just as it was in our earliest beginnings, and new revelatory, research-based evolutionary origins and anthroplogical unfolding over millions and millennia, we had this same mind with our kindred mutually-loving and teaching and learning creatures, our Lord our God made them and us all until the “epochal” traumatizing event about 300,000 bce like an asteroid striking the earth that was a similar dying and creating astonishing metamorphosis of our entire new but still enduring old entire humanity as distinctivees modern homo sapiens species!!

Why is this important across all disciplines, spheres and peoples? Why is this my new substantive and joyous but slow in the making practical wisdom and pedagogy?

We are studying now across all frontiers and in already established new institutes, R&D and innovation of new capacities and unprecedented new horizons the actual empirical, material and cultural nature now of this present and unfolding correspondence of individual human development and evolutionary anthropological dynamic arcs across the entire timeline of the cosmos, God, history and time and space.

And we can now know even more about all children coning into the world and how tk honor and cherish and seem to keep alive this extraordinary emerging utopian and enchanted imaginaria mind that is actually our first midern hominid mind when we were actualy in almost pure, honest and lovely unmediated kindred mutuality and joyous companionship with our fellow creatures in real life!!Just like Calvin and Hobbes are in their real life together!! Until a certain presence of too closely attached and engulfing loving parents and adults come rushing into their separate cartoon frames, and they by just seeing Hobbes makes him inanimate and simultaneously dissolves their loving relationship and communion, their life if adventure together.

Or do they?!

Only God, little children and other evolutionary theologians, anthropologists, poets and scientists know.

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