September 05-A, 2022

Monument Valley Sunrise Oil Paint Rendered — Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona
Our idea of God is not God.
God is not who we make God out to be.
Any God that we make out to be God
is not God.
Which makes all the debates about God ridiculous.
And theology, superfluous and absurd--
along with all doctrine,
and dharma.

The only fitting response to the idea of God
is silence.
We stand (sit, run, lie, swim...) mute before the Mystery.
Iris DeMent recommends that we
"let the mystery be."

To attempt to do more
is presumptuous and out of line.


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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