Leap day proves we live on God’s time
Just when we believe that civilization has properly ordered the universe, in comes February 29. That one day every four years that mocks our 12-month calendar, when we can universally admit that our formulas are rigged, that time is an invention.
Perfection doesn’t need an addendum, or asterisk, or a February 29. There is nothing that science can prove that we can turn around and call perfect, because perfection also cannot have a reflection. Formulas and measurements can only reflect creation.
And in that space between the real and the formulated, I believe God is laughing—that harmless sort of chuckle a parent has for a child when that child dresses up in daddy’s tie or mommy’s make-up for the day. I mean,
God made our four years worth of days indivisible by four, what more proof do you need that human invention will leave you unfulfilled.
We are slaves to the second. 60 minutes pass to an hour, 24 hours to a day, and we think our measurements of time are real. ‘Today is February 29’ is universally accepted as truth. But ‘Today is filled with beauty and love’ is up for debate. It’s difficult for the day to be February 29 and filled with beauty and love at the same time. So we have to choose.
Prayers do not work like emails, tweets, or texts. We cannot see if God has heard them and be assured when those three bubbles inform a reply.
I believe God operates in a mystical reality that is invisible and immeasurable.
God is in the majesty of the moment, not in the machinery of the millisecond.
I hope that leap day can remind us to let our plans and schedules dissolve away for long enough feel some bliss in our lives.