The Characteristics of God

Often (in fact, quite regularly) as we try to plumb the depths of the mystery of God, and the delights of being in relationship with God, we fall back on attributing human characteristics to the Divine One beyond our understanding.  That’s because our language and conceptual frameworks are so limited.  God is beyond limit in love, in wisdom, in shape and power to connect and to bring healing into relationships.  God exists far beyond the attributes of human beings.  We already know that it is fruitless to describe God as short or tall, dark-skinned or light-hued, with or without angel wings or a golden crown, and certainly beyond male or female.  Paul wrote: ...there is no longer Jew or Greek…slave or free…male or female, for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.  And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise.(Gal 3:28-29)  God is “trans” all of that and more … transcendent, transfigured, transformative.  “Trans” means across, beyond, through, encompassing, over and above.  God is transgendered.  Thanks be to Lauren for her powerful message.

Pastor Carol

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