I was appropriately writing this poem to struggle with the concept of God when the latest episode came out.
@DStre Thanks for sharing this. I like its dwelling litany-meditation form.
“God is in the language and not in its letters” puts me in an apophatic mood....
first thinking yes, God is the holistic meaning that brings the discrete functional components to life;
then no, God is in everything, in the language and in the letters;
then yes and no, God is in everything and yet eludes any category or specimen container we label God.
@RobertFrancis I'm not too familiar with the apophatic method, but love that way of stretching the imagination. We are striving toward a God that is always one step outside of our comprehension Thanks for the response!
"God is speaking in and through distinctions"
"God is dissolving boundaries"
Getting to the heart of trinitarian reality.
I wrote down what Richard Rohr said in the podcast to contemplate:
"God is communion itself. Trinity. The very shape of unity is diversity. Divine unity is diversity overcome and entered into.
Also "God is" throughout your poem is both active and passive in my mind.
God is (in essence) speaking in and through distinction
God is (in action) speaking in and through distinction
@DStre Thank you for sharing that.
@melissam Thanks for the response! God in essence and in action/ embodied is exactly what I was thinking about. I also heard Richard Rohr recently say something like, "God is a verb," but I didn't want to just steal that line.
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