mundi? (Lucretius) or of filling a space outside of space, ? he is rather infinite by being the pure and perfect Mind that passes beyond all phenomena and constitutes the ground of theta. The former conception of infinity is simply supra cosmic, the latter alone is properly transcendent; see Hatch, Hibbert Lectures, 244 . ?God is the living God, and has not yet spoken his last word on any subject? (G. W. Northrup). God?s life ?operates unspent.? There is ?ever more to follow.? The legend stamped with the Pillars of Hercules upon the old coins of Spain was Ne plus ultra ? ?Nothing beyond,? but when Columbus discovered America the legend was fitly changed to Plus ultra ? More beyond.? So the motto of the University of Rochester is Meliora ? ?Better things.?
Since God?s infinite resources are pledged to aid us, we may, as Emerson bids us, ?hitch our wagon to a star,? and believe in progress. Tennyson, Locksley Hall:
?Men, my brothers, men the workers, ever reaping something new, That which they have done but earnest of the things that they shall do.? Millet?s L? Angelus is a witness to man?s need of God?s transcendence. Millet?s aim was to paint, not air but prayer. We need a God who is not confined to nature. As Moses at the beginning of his ministry cried, ?Show me, I pray thee, thy glory? ( <023318>Exodus 33:18), so we need marked experiences at the beginning of the Christian life, in order that we may be living witnesses to the supernatural. And our Lord promises such manifestations of himself: <431421>John 14:21 ? ?I will love him, and will manifest myself unto him.?
<197115> Psalm 71:15 ? ?My mouth shall tell of thy righteousness, And of thy salvation all the day; For I know not the numbers thereof? = it is infinite.
<198902> Psalm 89:2 ? ?Mercy shall he built up forever? = ever growing manifestations and cycles of fulfillment ? first literal, then spiritual.
<19B304> Psalm 113:4-6 ? ?Jehovah is high above all nations, And his glory above the heavens. Who is like unto Jehovah our God, That hath his seat on high, That humbleth himself [stoopeth down] to behold The things that are in heaven and in the earth?? <390215>Malachi 2:15 ? ?did he not make one although he had the residue of the Spirit? ? he might have created many wives for Adam, though he did actually create but one. In this ?residue of the Spirit,? says Caldwell, Cities of our Faith, 370, ?there yet lies latent ? as winds lie calm in the air of a summer noon, as heat immense lies cold and hidden in the mountains of coal ? the blessing and the life of nations, the infinite enlargement of Zion.?
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