Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Where in the World is Limbo?
Are there truly souls stuck in Limbo - here on earth? I believe I have met a few lately. Though it seems the Pope has decided for the Catholic Church that there is no actual physical place, purgatory or limbo. Perhaps he noticed that earth fits the former description sufficiently. The literal meaning of limbo is edge or border from the Latin, and is related to a Sanskrit word meaning hanging over or falling. So, in the sense of not moving forward, but hanging onto or at the point of falling into hell, it makes for an interesting parable. There is no real stasis, we're either progressing or degenerating spiritually (possibly, sometimes almost imperceptibly) but still, you could say there is a metaphysical position or place indicated here. A state of mind, with the body following through. YES, A REAL LIMBO FOLKS.
People will tell you that they're still "on the fence" about something, haven't made up their minds yet. And in the matter of deciding the end goal of your life, that's a very dangerous place to be.