It is the week before finals, and I am frantically writing my final essay for my literary criticism class.  But what I keep finding funny and somewhat odd is this:  I am learning about God at a secular university.

Now I don’t mean learning in the classical sense; no one has been instructing me.  But because of the presence of the holy spirit in my life I am taking new tidbits out of the everyday. My literary criticism class for example.  One of the theorists that we have been studying, and the one about whom I will be writing my essay, is named Lacan.

He talks about lack.  He says that when you are a baby, maybe sixth months of age, you will come into the “mirror stage”, and you will see yourself in the mirror and you will realize that YOU are not the Universe.  You see that you are a small figure and that though you are waving your arms with all of your might, you have little effect upon your surroundings.  You are not one with the world, or with your parents, or with everything you see. You begin to realize that you are separate, and because of that, you experience a great sense of LACK.  This lack, you will be continually trying to fill the rest of your life.  And nothing, nothing, can fill the void.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, the God shaped hole.

Now, Lacan of course was not a follower of Jesus. He would probably say that a relationship with God is just another thing that we use to try to fill our lack.  He would lump the followers of Jesus in the category of the religious and write us off as being just like everyone else.

But knowing the truth; and being in that class, I realize more and more that every man has an opportunity to see God.  In each theory there is at least the smallest grain of truth, and that teaches me that many of these works are forced attempts to create a truth and a reality excluding any possibility of God.  And how SAD! When the essence of truth stares man in the face and he turns to his own devices for explanations.

But I am encouraged because this reminds me that there is evidence of God everywhere, even when you are not looking for it.  Everyone will have an opportunity to see the truth, and many will accept it.

4 thoughts on “Evidence

  1. Allan R. Morton, Jr.

    Ecclesiastes 3:11 says “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” I believe this to be another reference to something He placed in man to realize that he is incomplete. As well, I truly believe that if someone will honestly seek Him, that person will find Him. Often why so many people refuse to investigate if God is knowable. They are afraid of the implications because as Mother Teresa said, “Once you see truth, you can’t unsee it.” Keep writing. 🙂

  2. Joy Morton

    Beautifully expressed Grace! 100% right on! I am so glad that you’re eyes are open and you can see the truth all around you. I have seen people of all ages with their eyes closed and their fingers in their ears shouting “lalalalalalalala” just as children do, because they don’t want to see or hear the truth. Allan’s quote from Mother Teresa is so apropos. The truth is out there and is glaringly obvious if only they would open their eyes and unplug their ears and with an open heart SEEK. He is waiting for each of them with open arms, ready to forgive, and make them whole.

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