Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Quantum Theory and Families

Quantum theory tells us that every point in the universe is intimately connected to every other point, regardless of apparent distance.  To substantiate this theory, scientists point to experiments with a human observer, in which subatomic particles behave differently from the way they behave when the experiment is unobserved while in progress and the results are examined after the fact.  

What does all this mean?  Only that the interconnectedness of every point in the universe is so complete that if an enormous flock of birds bursts into flight from a marsh in Spain, the disturbance of the air caused by their wings will contribute to weather changes in Los Angeles.

Transfer that theory to human relationships, especially family relationships.  If a mother kneels in prayer for her child, does her behavior--her faith--substantially impact that child's choices?

If a father exercises faith by honoring his priesthood--being faithful as a home teacher,  steady in scripture study, and conscientious in his callings--will his son's own priesthood development be influenced?

If children choose obedience to inspired parental counsel, will their paths in lives end up at a different and more blessed destination?

Does parental faith protect and beatify generations to come?

Applying the principles of quantum physics, the answer is yes.  Perhaps that's why the Lord, in the Book of Mormon, tells parents they "must repent, and be baptized, and humble themselves as their little children, and they shall all be saved."

1 comment:

rachell enger said...

Mom, that was a great post. I had never thought of it that way.