God has chosen to say something out loud. And what has God said?
How can we believe in God without making God in our own image?
I opened the envelope and looked inside.
I stood there for about 30 seconds, thinking about Pat’s words… and then I understood!
“Ahhh!!! I thought… How right she is!
Our creaturely, human peace – sitting in front of the fire with a cat purring in your lap, for example – does not “surpass all understanding.” On the contrary – it is utterly within the realm of understanding… and yet…
We peer into the future to try to find signs of hope. Hope for the good outcome. But there’s a catch…
Since God is beyond time, God is now and not yet. The Kingdom of God peeks out from within the fabric of the now.
UCJ ONA 25!
What if, instead of “God I” we think of “God We.”
I think that is what we are doing in church.
In at least one way, the Pharisee and the Tax Collector are quite similar.
They are both wrong.
They are both wrong about God.
I think miracle stories, such as the feeding of the 5000, have value.
But I’m not holding my breath, waiting for a miracle to happen.