All the Universe Is a Stage
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All the Universe Is a Stage

A couple Canadian baseball teams give the World Series legitimacy. But what can we do about Miss Universe?  How do we justify that name?  It has been a long time since we have seen Miss Mars on the runway.  Considering the nearest extraterrestrial is at a possible minimum of four light years away it will be a quite a few generations before we will offend anyone with our all-inclusive name.

But wait each day we are visited by beings not native to our world.  ” For He shall give His angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:11.  One of my favorite Bible stories is found in II Kings 6. Elisha was at Dothan and the enemy came to capture him.  Elisha wasn’t a bit worried because he can see something his servant cannot see.   Then Elisha prayed, “LORD, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”   What a grand story!   Obviously we are not overstating the issue to call this a universal story.

In As You Like It Shakespeare wrote, “All the world is a stage and all men and women merely players. They have their exits and entrances and one man in his time plays many parts.”   If he had only known, Shakespeare would have written, “All the universe is a stage and each of us plays a part.” Each of us is the protagonist in our drama, the drama, the greatest drama ever.

Written by Roger Bothwell on July 15, 2008

Photo courtesy of Pepper Mint (Creative Commons).

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