Integrity

(CONSOLIDATION)

Definitions: (1) The perfect interassociation of parts; (2) Able to be put back together again; complete; (3) Seeing the actual way everything should work together; fitting; (4) Retaining the best of the past, nurturing the best of the present, and laying the ground for the best of the future; (5) Insuring the coming together of all to form a cohesive, single Reality

(DECENCY)

Definitions: (1) Completely honest and thoroughly proper; (2) The model of a morally upright nature; honorable; reputable; (3) Worthy of the utmost respect; scrupulously principled; (4) Very believable; sincere

Comment: When God decides to integrate things, meanings, values, and persons He does so with a willingness to preserve the best of the individual pieces. This simple preservation of the actuals approach we would expect even from an efficient mechanistic universe.

He is too generous to limit his actions to the minimum. He also lets bloom the potentials latent within each thing or being. We experience this blossoming coming to fruition with a cooperative cross-pollination — human and divine. As a result, He is completing us, not with simple addition but with an exponentially creative expansion: a new reality we call the soul.

He has designed the infinite to impinge upon the finite. We see the effect of the infinite interacting with the finite in many ways, particularly with values. But let’s take an example from chemistry: add two hydrogen atoms to one oxygen atom and you get something more and very different from what could ever have been expected — water. This is the superadditive effect mentioned in “Harmony” definition number four.