journal and reflections

a collection of stories, verse, and personal reflections
Voices of Wisdom
Faith

Faith

Faith is not about understanding the ways of God. It is not about maneuvering God into a position of human subjugation, making a God who is a benign deity who exists to see life as we do. Faith, in fact, is not about understanding at all. It is about awe in the...

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God’s silence

God’s silence

Silence has become God’s final defense against our idolatry.  By limiting our speech, God gets some relief from our descriptive assaults.  By hiding within a veil of glory, God eludes our projections.  God deflects our attempts at control by withdrawing into...

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Image of God

Image of God

St Gregory of Nyssa said every image of God is an idol. We become worshippers of a false god unless we can let go of our ideas about God. This is the terrible embarrassment and the terrible curse really of religion, that it so easily and quickly ends up in idolatry...

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