O how our brains are beguiled! What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun. Dear Reader, let me introduce the new iPad with stunning retina display, 5MP iSight camera, and ultrafast 4G LTE.
Anyway, in 1972, atari releases one of the first e-game called “pong.” The e-ball bounced north, east, west, south (NEWS), and sometimes in-between, back and forth on the TV screen. This was considered a marvel for the electronics industry.
Today, we have e-games of full color and spectrum, seemingly in three-dimensional (3D) viewing. Nevertheless, are they new? The graphics can only go NEWS and in-between on the screen just like pong but with added cartoons and color.
Dear Reader, The human brain is a complex organism. We have learned to solve problems with technology since the dawn of time. Along with performing millions of mundane acts, our brain is capable of composing music, constructing literature, arranging theater, discovering new medical advances, exploring the outer and inner limits of our planet, promoting complex solutions to profound equations, building large projects, and creating travel at high rate of speeds etc.
Our brains are the wellspring of all human feelings, human behaviors, human experiences, as well as the repository of memory, imagination, and self-awareness. The average human brain weighs about three pounds. All electronic gizmos are attempts in trying to perform, as does our brain.
Many aspects of our brain are little understood, for instance, neuroscientist do not know how clusters of neurons from the diverse regions of the brain collaborate to form consciousness. Anyhow, it is not that we use only 10 percent of our brains, but that we only understand about 10 percent of how our brains function!
Futuristic holograms, star wars light sabers, star-trek stun guns, transporter rooms, androids, laser virtual keypads, dick tracy MP4 smartwatch, and the new iPad etc., are nothing new under the sun! The brain has retinas, photographic memory, infinite long-term and short-term memory, and ultra fast computations etc! We, ourselves, by the Grace of God, are capable of exploring and discovering, with skillful art, the wonders of our own brains, and thereafter, replicating its marvels.
By the Grace of God, human brains have assisted in miraculous victories in battle, cures, levitations, and bilocations etc. Among the most remarkable of the documented cases of bilocation was the appearance of Padre Pio in the air over San Giovanni Rotondo during World War II.
While southern Italy remained in Nazi hands, American bombers were given the job of attacking the city of San Giovanni Rotondo. However, when they appeared over the city and prepared to unload their munitions, a brown-robed friar appeared before their aircraft. All attempts to release the bombs failed.
In this way, Padre Pio kept his promise to the citizens that their town would be spared. Later on, when an American airbase was established at Foggia a few miles away, one of the pilots of this incident visited the friary and found to his surprise the little friar who he had seen in the air that day over San Giovanni. That friar was Padre Pio!
Dear Reader, it is no surprise that the human brain remains a mystery unto itself. Actual and verifiable visions and apparitions are part and parcel of our human consciousness. Everything is new, from above the Earth, so to speak, as it is given from Heaven!
Look to places on Earth such as Guadalupe, Lourdes, Fatima, Kowalski, San Giovanni Rotondo, and Akita to name a few. There you will find something new under the sun!
St. Juan Diego, help us!
St. Bernadette, guide us!
Blessed Jacinta, pray for us!
Blessed Francesco, pray for us!
St. Faustina, make an appointment for us!
St. Pio, enlighten us!
St. Paul Miki, help us!
O Mary, Our Lady of Grace, light our way to Jesus!
Stay-tuned for “Contemplation at Holy Mass” on Thursday, June 7.
Peace & JAMLY,