Psalms for the Event Horizon (05-05-19 Sermon)

The human ego is a kind of black hole, sucking to its center everybody else’s truth, everyone else’s perspective, the event horizon of ravenous self-interest. What moved me in this international project was that no one camera could capture the image, no one astronomer could do it. They had to step back and expand over the half the surface of the planet to see the bigger picture; a singular point of view was only useful in relation to all the other points. This is also a religious way, this essential pluralism, this willing confession that your own point of view is only that, a pinprick of experience, meaningless unless it’s in relation. This is a matter of science and a matter of the heart.
-Rev. Victoria Safford, “Psalms for the Event Horizon”
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