The world as we know it is still inchoate. At a picnic, we often murmur of the ants and flies that pester us eternally. I once remarked that I would prefer being invaded by insects than a Tyrannosaurus Rex or Pterodactyl. The universe continues to evolve into a meeker and gentler creation. However inchoate we are, Darwin’s model of evolution reveals our progress and should inspire hope and faith for coming generations. The world was once an unsuitable environment for a picnic, but today we can enjoy a picnic in the park with just a few pesky insects. The source of positive change is within the spirit.
The world still seems to be very violent. I believe that we are our own worse predator as today we stand at the top of the food chain. We are inchoate in the things of the spiritual fruit. We are called to develop into a meek and gentle universe, but our rebellion leads to violence, hatred, and fatal desires. We rebel against love, peacefulness, joy, faith, and goodness. The spiritual fruit can change our undeveloped and incomplete form to put us in harmony with the change that is our destiny. We are inchoate and “we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
To honor Christ in us produces the spiritual fruit and “I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,” that is God’s plan for us.
(The above quotes are from I Corinthians 13:12-13, and 1 Corinthians 15:51.)