You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man’s actions are, such must be his spirit. – Demosthenes
As a race, human beings long for the transcendental experience, lofty beyond common or ordinary perception. For some, that event unfolds during the worship of God, or in the reflection of His attributes on the earth and the cosmos. The transcendental epiphany I witnessed on Sunday, 14 July while watching England battle New Zealand at Lord’s in the 2019 cricket World Cup final was as powerful and illuminating a metaphor as any from history and humanity’s wisdom traditions.