Mercy me … life just got interesting

We either agree with Macbeth that life is nothing more than a “tale told by an idiot,” a purposeless emergence of lifeforms including the clever, greedy, selfish and unfortunately destructive species that we call Homo sapiens. Or we believe that, a Pierre Teilhard de Chardin put it, “There is something afoot in the universe, something that looks like a gestation and birth.*
(Jane Goodall)

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.**
(Jesus of Nazareth)

Most creatures in our world just do what they do, but we’re strange animals; we have options and choices.

This can make life complicated and difficult, but it also makes it very very interesting. Nothing is as it first seems in such a world as this in which we hold out hope for something better from one another towards our collective future.

Over to your imaginations.

(*Jane Goodall, adapted by Brian McLaren in God Unbound.)
(**Matthew 5:7)

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