When it comes to knowing, describing, and experiencing the mystery we call God, we will always be limited. There is no way to fully encapsulate the vastness of God in any one religion, theology, text, or spiritual practice. As one explores the diversity of religions and spiritual practices in our world, it is clear that there is no pinning God down to one systematic explanation. As human beings, however, we often try to understand and contain this mystery by naming God. What we call God shapes how we experience God. We will explore this theme on July 24 and July 31. Are there names we can call God that can help us access this mystery during these troubling and disordered times? Yes.
July 24: Naming the Mystery: Our Rock and Refuge
“For who is God except the Lord? And who is a rock besides our God?” —Psalm 18:31
July 31: Naming the Mystery: Behind the Scenes
“Be still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46: 10