If we were staying still, light that began 40 billion years ago at a distant point in the universe would be reaching us now. But it is not. The universe is expanding at increasing speed, faster than the speed of light. As a result we are pursued by ancient light that emanated long before we existed, and we remain unreachable. We live on the unreachable edge, traveling at the speed of history so that history stays as hidden as the future. On the unreachable edge, we must live by faith because we can never slow ourselves well enough to see the light of history nor speed ourselves well enough to see the light Eternal.
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