The cover copy of this issue, “Reach Wide, Live Deep—Craving Spiritual Depth in a Connected World,” offers much about the issue of perspective.
For instance, when we’re flying in a plane at 30-some thousand feet, we have a much different view of the earth than that when we land back at ground level. Astronauts, high in space, might find it strange to think that the little blue ball floating in space and viewed from their spacecraft—Earth—is the same place where they might make a quick run to the local 7-Eleven for bread and ice cream. And think about the Internet. This global network connects us all through our computers, offering a view, a breadth of information, we might not otherwise have available were such technology not instantly at our fingertips.
“The depth, breadth, height, might, majesty, and glory of infinite Love fill all space,” wrote Mary Baker Eddy. “That is enough!” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 520). Depth, height, and breadth all offer different perspectives. Our human view may change, but as the ever-present Love of the universe, God never does. Love is always present, whether in space or in the depth of a dark, cool cave.