Category: The Big Picture: theological, cosmological, and mystical

On the Meaning of Life Personified.

What is Divinity? What is God? God is the meaning of life. Who is Christ? Christ is the meaning of life personified. What do we mean when we say we are searching for the meaning of life? We search for the reason for all things and for the purpose of all that happens. For that …

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On the Bread of Life.

This past Sunday, in church, I listened to the homily, and it was good. It was moving. It was about the Bread of Life – the Eucharist. I have a special relationship with the Eucharist, the Body of my Betrothed. Yet I found myself bothered by something the priest had said, quite in passing, about …

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On dual nature

We all have dual nature. Christ is that nature fully realized. God is not exclusively transcendent nor completely immanent, but both. He did not fashion the world as a sculptor does a sculpture – separating from it in the end, though there is an aspect to Creation akin to the process of art-making. Still, the …

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On forgiving God.

I’ve been told I forgive God too much. Have I forgiven God? I have. Was it too much? No. I spent most of my life carrying an unbearably heavy burden of blaming God for this world’s pain, and on the day they call “conversion,” when my heart quieted and allowed itself finally to feel His …

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On Hell. Part III: repentance and oblivion.

Continued from “On Hell. Part II.” Human beings—and the rest of Creation—are not perfect. Not at this point. But what makes us belong to each other, to humanity, to Creation, to its Source, is our basic need for and ability to love. We struggle with the balance of giving and taking, we lash out in anger, …

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On Hell. Part II: psychopathy.

For my regular readers, I believe – I hope – I have already established my conviction that God is Love. It is not an axiom; it is one of the pillars of my cosmology: the theory upon which all other theories stand. I have been painting my “big picture” in broad strokes of the brush, …

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On genderedness of God

I recently realized that, when we make it a point to note God’s unfathomability and universality, we tend to speak of God as “genderless.” I’ve touched on this in an earlier post on personal pronouns. We do this – speak of God as genderless – in conversations that emphasize the equality of men and women; …

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On Hell. Part I.

But what of hell? If no soul is lost, if all things, all joy and suffering, every struggle and resentment, every death and birth are part of Creation coming into perfection—part of the process, perhaps, as pain and blood accompany birth of a child—then what of hell? Is there? Can there be? Why would there be anything cast out of the Kingdom of Heaven?

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On Why God Created the World

Jesus is reported to have said something like, “What you do to the least of these, you do to me.” Since I was a little girl I loved that moment—but as a hyperbole, a charismatic teacher’s device to compel his followers to compassion. Except, it was not, was it? To the end depth of it, …

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On pluralism

God doesn’t care what we call Him, how we pray, or whether we pray. He cares how we love, for He is Love.

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