Divine Definitions: (1) The cause of causes; (2) The antecedent of energy and matter; (3) The origin of personality; the I AM; (4) The ancestral spirit; (5) The progenitor of mind; (6) The font of love; (7) The heart of goodness; (8) The foremost authority and distributor of truth; (9) The basis and pattern of beauty; (10) The initiator of life; (11) The spark of light; (12) The inaugurator of service; (13) The Father of all brothers and sisters

Comment: All things, meanings, values, and persons are traced back to The Source of all reality. The way is broad enough to carry all of us back to Him no matter what route we decide to take. Each of us is unique. The predictable ways make us feel safe; the unpredictable ways make things interesting.

Human Definition: (1) able to deal skillfully and promptly with new situations or old difficulties; (2) clever in finding assets; ingenious at discovering new uses for the materials at hand; inventive

Derivation: Old French, “to rise again”

• The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life. — Daniel Joseph Boorstin (1914–2004) American historian
• The great majority of people are calm, resourceful, altruistic or even beyond altruistic, as they risk themselves for others. We improvise the conditions of survival beautifully. — Rebecca Solnit (1961-) American writer