I recently read a column in the Adventist Review based on an "aha!" moment the author (a Spectrum commenter) experienced recently while visiting the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC. "The Room and the Light" is worth reading for the insight it reflects concerning human perception and spirituality. Here is the key portion:
After viewing several rooms of Cubist and Futurist paintings and sculptures in the Art Institute of Chicago's new modern wing depicting the glories of modern technology, I was already feeling a little dehumanized. Humanity and nature cannot be reduced to simple shapes, I mused, without a cost to the meaning and dignity of human life. But then I saw Marc Chagall's White Crucifixion, completed in 1938.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: a rabbi, an imam and a swami walk into a restaurant. . . .
But what if 6,000 religious people, from 100 different faiths, met together to discuss the world’s problems, and whether it might be better to cooperate than to compete?
(Traducido por Carlos Enrique Espinosa)
Mientras escribo esto, los Estados Unidos de América han jurado a su nuevo Presidente, Barack Obama, un afroamericano, autor y abogado, autor y padre, que ganó el voto popular en las elecciones nacionales y ha llegado a Washington a través de “la autopista de la libertad” para reclamar su premio en el Salón Oval de la Casa Blanca.
As I write this essay, the United States of America has sworn in its newest president. Barack Obama, an African and American, author, lawyer, and father, won the popular vote in the national election and has now gone to Washington, D.C., via “Freedom’s Highway” to claim his prizethe Oval Office in the White House.