We Need A New Story
Stories about our family define who we are and sometimes lock us in to descriptions of who we are that are not necessarily true. We all have family myths. All stories are true and some actually happened.
The same goes for the big story which defines who we are as human beings, the Adam and Eve story. It defines who we are and how we act more than we sometimes realize: the story of people who fell from perfection and need to make up for that sin! Wow, what a start for some kid just starting out on the journey. We don’t have to stick to that story for are now beginning to tell the New Story which is evolutionary and makes use of the vast amount of information we now have about the origin of the universe and the place of humans in it.
In an evolutionary story life in all forms is always moving forward toward perfection rather than having fallen form it. In an evolutionary story everything is being pulled toward some higher order at the final meeting which some call the Omega Point, the Christ.
The Hubble telescope has revealed the age of the universe to be about 13 to 14 billion years. The enormity of the information gleaned from Hubble observations is as expansive as the universe itself. What a story it has yet to tell. Doesn’t it make sense to tell a new story with all of the new knowledge we have?
One of the best sources to start telling the New Story is Thomas Berry. Check him out at