Watch the World Go By. Literally.

File this under: “Cool Things You Can Find on the Web”

The clock/counter below comes from this guy.

Even though quantum physics tells us that there is no such thing as time, and that there is no such thing as a “steady state,” it’s easy to forget this due to the way we actually experience our lives day to day.

Even for those of us who are “in” to Process Theology –which has, as fundamental tenet, that the world is always changing, and that change is a fundamental part of reality– it’s easy to get lulled into the idea that things are sort of permanently the way they are…right now.

Whether we look at these things through the lens of science or philosophy/theology, it’s easy to get lulled into the belief that the world is unchanging. But the truth is, the world is always changing, in every moment of every day. And the clock below helps you see that in a really powerful way.

There is something quite powerful about it, really. Kind of like meditating on the vastness of the Grand Canyon, or the stars in outer space. There is something about being aware, even just statistically, of how things are constantly in a state of change, that is deeply spiritual and profound.

So, play around with this counter for a while. And, quite literally, watch the world go by:

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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