Worth Revisiting: When Men Act Like Ants

Sometimes the activities of men  remind me of ants. Ants scurry about, eyes trained on the ground, fixated solely their own tiny society. Often this narrow viewpoint leads to disastrous results, with whole colonies wiped out of existence when the macrocosm surrounding them crashes into their little world.


It is impossible to communicate with an ant. Any offer of help frightens them because anything that intrudes into their microcosm is a threat.ground before them, hauling loads of food that are bigger than they are. They are completely oblivious to the world around them.

I have often thought much our life resembles the life of an ant.

I run around busy with tasks, keeping my nose to the  proverbial grindstone, oblivious to the realities of the rest of human society never mind the universe. When nature or the Spirit tries to break through to help me, I panic, feel threatened and run away, returning to labour in my little microcosmic prison where I feel safe.

My earnest striving is counter productive because it isolates me from larger realities that surround me.

Fortunately, God was and is creative enough to find ways to reach us. He only needs a sliver of an opening in my heart, a quick glance in His direction or a fleeting thought to make a connection with me. In fact God became one with all of us, in a sense he became the equivalent of an ant, so he could speak, touch, love and become visible to”ants” on earth

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4 thoughts on “Worth Revisiting: When Men Act Like Ants

  1. First, you have the most awesome pictures ever! Secondly, I had to laugh a bit because I instruct my children to act like a line of ants in the grocery store. I hate when they blob up and block the whole aisle! I completely agree that it would serve humanity well for us all to widen our viewpoints.

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  2. There is also the option of seeing the macrocosm in the microcosm, finding God amid the pots and pans. Even the littlest of things (or people) which we encounter or the littlest of actions we perform is in some way related to our spiritual life. Incarnation has had the effect of uniting the divine to the material and thus even the dullest of things is charged with the grandeur of God. All we have to do is look hard enough to see it.

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