Thursday, May 25, 2017
Rev. Rosemergy's wise words, except for one concept.
What we must discern is the difference between the created God and the God that creates, the God that created us. It is the question of the true God and the false God.
The ego creates in its own image...This is the created god, the god created by us, the god often associated with religion--a god that is angry, judgmental, punishing, exclusive, conditional in "its love," a god that needs to be worshipped.
And then there is the God that creates, the One found in stillness and silence. The God of possibilities, the clay without shape or at least a shape seen by us as pure potential. We must be careful when we make statements about this God because our statements can portray, not the God that creates, but the created god.
And so I proceed carefully with just a few statements that I must ponder and unravel before I dare to utter more statements of the nature of God.
Statements like: "God is mystery," or "God is love." And if I begin to feel the presence living as me I might boldly declare, "I am," a distant echo from the burning bush. But no more, no more until I am still and silent. Then perhaps...just perhaps.