A question for you: do you grasp the true meaning of ‘infinity’ or ‘infinite’?
“The line stretches to infinity.”
“The world is full of infinite possibility.”
So what does the word mean according to the dictionary?
|1.||immeasurably great: an infinite capacity for forgiveness.|
|2.||indefinitely or exceedingly great: infinite sums of money.|
|3.||unlimited or unmeasurable in extent of space, duration of time, etc.: the infinite nature of outer space.|
|4.||unbounded or unlimited; boundless; endless: God’s infinite mercy.|
|6.||something that is infinite.|
|7.||Mathematics. an infinite quantity or magnitude.|
|8.||the boundless regions of space.|
|9.||the Infinite or the Infinite Being, God.|
infinite. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/infinite (accessed: October 01, 2007).
But consider this as a mind excercise: you are out in the universe, floating. In each hand you hold a line. At a point a couple of feet in front of you, the lines cross. The one in your right hand points off to the left, the one in your left hand points off to the right.
Begin to bring the lines to parallel. The lines’ point of intersection moves farther and farther away from you as you twist your hands. Will the lines become uncrossed? They will not. The point of intersection will continue to move away from you, but if the lines never end, they can never uncross.
All this goes to show that we really don’t have the ability to conceptualize the infiniteness of God (or Infinite Intelligence, or the Universal Mind, or whatever term you choose), or the infiniteness of possibility. We cannot comprehend the meaning of “All things are possible to him that believes.” All things. Everything. But everything doesn’t exist because God is infinite. The word everything implies a limit, every thing. But there are not limits.
Okay, I’m drained. Back to your regularly scheduled programming.