Tag: love

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 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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On a passerby

The other day, driving over the Schuykill river, I was rudely cut off by a little blood-red and sporty-looking number, young man at the wheel glued to his cell phone as he threaded his way through the busy highway bridge. Three lanes pretty packed with cars and trucks, no real shoulder, metal on both sides, and only abyss underneath, and he ripped through us like a serrated knife, leaving behind jagged lines, brake lights, and rooster-like cries of the horns. Then he filled my cabin with exhaust and disappeared out of my life.

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On turning 40 and my conversion

…if I were to refer to anything that’s happened to me as a “conversion experience,” it would not be to the day of my Church baptism. It would be to that moment which stilled the echoing mayhem of despair in my mind and filled and steeped my whole being in the warm light of Love personified. It would be to the day I understood enough to understand that I would never understand.

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