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God is Everything and God is Someone

I think I have come up with a definition of God that is incredibly simple, and yet pretty much says everything I want to say about God. Yes of course, "definition" is tricky, language is tricky, but with the caveat that we are talking about mystery here, I feel like this is a useful way to think about God. God is Everything and God is Someone. God is Everything - not one particular being, one particular object in the universe, but the very ground of being. Omnipresent - God is not in one particular place more than any other, not limited to one country of one sacred object or temple or religion. God is contained in none of these things. God is always bigger. God is Everything. To me this is what Incarnation and the Christian sacraments point to - they very experience of God in the physical. God is this person in front of me. God is this morsel of bread, this sip of wine, this water of blessing. But God is Everything. Sacraments are only designed to open us to this experi

I dream of a church...

I dream of a church that joins in with God's laughing  as she rocks in her rapture enjoying her art:  she's glad of her world, in its risking and growing:  'tis the child she has borne and holds close to her heart.  I dream of a church that joins in with God's weeping  as she crouches, weighed down by the sorrow she sees:  she cries for the hostile, the cold and no hoping,  for she bears in herself our despair and disease.  I dream of a church that joins in with God's dancing  as she moves like the wind and the wave and the fire:  a church that can pick up its skirts, pirouetting,  with the steps that can signal God's deepest desire.  I dream of a church that joins in with God's loving  as she bends to embrace the unlovely and lost,  a church that can free, by its sharing and daring,  the imprisoned and poor, and then shoulder the cost.  God, make us a church that joins in with your living,  as you cherish and chall