Friday, November 6, 2015

Alma 40

(October 15, 2015)
                Time is a funny thing.  I have always heard the best definition of time is the mechanism that keeps more than one thing from happening simultaneously, and there is some truth to that.  I have also heard it described as the movement along the positive axis of entropy (truth to that, as well).  But the statement that time is not measured to the Lord, only to man, gave me some food for thought.

                I thought of it in two separate ways.  The first was not that time didn’t exist for God – only that it wasn’t measured.  If you have an eternity (as, frankly, we all do – even though our mortal limitations make us struggle to realize it), then the measurement of a day is less important than the milestones of progression for your children.  Or, more particularly, His children.  So it is possible that time isn’t quite as different in the Celestial world – just that there is little need for measurement by it.

                But another thought I then had was in comparing that to the definition of time being the positive axis of entropy.  If, as I expect, entropy is a manifestation in some manner of the Fall and our Celestial existence will not be subject to it, then time could have absolutely little to no meaning for us there.  It is fascinating to think about, but my mind is a little to Telestially bound to really make heads or tails of it.

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