15th May, 5th Week of Easter

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15/05/2020 Day 136

Acts 15:22-31; Psalm 57; John 15:12-17

Jesus said: “Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves.” (Jn 14:10-11)

I can’t always put my personal experience of God into words as I struggle to understand it and express my experience to others.

One way I can talk about God is through images and symbols. I might say God is like a shepherd, or a rock, or thunder, or a mountain, or a cloud, and so forth.

None of these images captures all that God is – God is beyond all images and symbols. And yet a symbol can express something of who God is and how I have experienced God.

What is my favorite image of God? Maybe I should spend a little time thinking about that.

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