Friday, 8 February 2013
The Particle Theory in the Sermon on the Mount
Let your light shine before men in order that they may see your good works and in order that they may glorify your father who is in heaven.
Jesus speaking to his disciples.
You will have heard of the particle/wave theory of light, that when you put it under certain conditions it is a wave of energy and when you put it under different conditions it is seen as particles.
So here we are told to let light shine. I would suggest that this is the energy of a christian believer, faith, buoyancy, joy, devotion ,forgiveness, love, the energy (or spirit) of god. I would also add that this is the wave. This is what people want to feel.
Then we are told that they should see our good works, as if it was a forgone conclusion; if you become the wave then the works appear. Just like physics where light can be particle or wave, light seems to have no preference. You get my point. Share in the divine energy and do good works; no effort involved.
And that will glorify the father. When the miraculous appears it is strange and unrehearsed, fresh, vital and alive. It will never be misconstrued. It will always get the type of attention that will leave the taste of the divine in all our mouths.