Monday, 21 December 2015
Hide and Seek.
A prominent progressive theologian once said that sometimes searching for God was like a game of hide and seek.
I believe that there is a good reason for this.
We are shown glimpses of the Divine but then God seems to withdraw.
This is because God does not want us to leave everything to Him.
He shows us His Love and then withdraws in order to allow us to respond - to love in return.
And not just to love Him but to love those around us in the world as we have been taught.
Jesus said to love God and love our neighbor.
He did not say to seek love (from God or others) but to give love.
In my experience when you do this God returns.
So God's hope for us is that we learn to love.
And love is its own reward.
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