It is said that our present Age — our modern secular Age, so called — lacks a proper sense of reverence for the awesome mystery of life. Modern man, it is said, has lost the capacity to dwell on the wondrous mystery of a creative order grinding and groaning its way toward a fulfillment that transcends all human understanding. Today’s people, it is also said, are interested in facts, and little else. Accordingly, the process of “knowing” is narrowed down to collecting data, and, reducing them to a simple statement of fact. For example, two men, strangers to each other, sat side-by-side on a big jet airliner. After takeoff, they struck up a conversation that went something like this …
First man: “What do you do for a living?”
Second man: “I’m an astronomer. I teach astronomy on the University level. And what do you do?”
First man: “I’m a clergyman, pastor of a small Church in Indiana.”
Astronomer: “Well, I…
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