4.13, The conversion of waste into life-sustaining good

In one sense there is little new under the sun. The prime matter that underlies all change is neither created nor destroyed. In it is potential. What of that potential is actualized in form is new. Newness can be taken in two ways: brand new and new to he who has never encountered before or …

The voice crying out in the wilderness…Prepare the way…

The image so saturated with feeling. The wilderness, so sparse, so bland, so lacking in that which supports life, so hot (or cold), so dry, so inhospitable. Where does the voice come from? How does one prepare anything in a wilderness? The wilderness is the condition of the soul when it has found this world …