Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968), Strength to Love, 1963
what a powerful statement on where we stand as a nation and a world. as we whittle away at the mysteries of the universe and are emboldened by the accomplishments of our race we are simulataneously losing our faith in a higher power which long has anchored our morality. this is not to say that even now religion and faith have not contributed to the rationale of people committing great evils (jihad anyone?), only that we have an increasingly slippery grasp real purpose-- why we are here and what we intend to accomplish with our existence. i think developing this since of purpose goes along ways to curing the misguided men problem.
further, i believe we have also lost our wonder at how absolutely magnificent the world is. i was pondering this as i read jostein gaarder's the solitaire mystery and reinforced this while visiting my beautiful new god child laney yesterday down in orange county. as she smiled and looked around in fascination it was a reminder of how fresh everything once seemed.
anyways, just a few mlk day thoughts kicking around my melon. hope you take the time to develop your own today or tomorrow.