This I know
God is; God is becoming
God the Creator
immanent in each part of creation
transcendent across creation.
God the Spirit
source of virgin birth
inspiring life and all creation
manifest in our imaginings.
God the Christ
present and revealed in the life of Jesus
incarnate that God might become human
sacrificed by God on the cross for God’s transformation
that we may indivinate.
God merciful, gracious and challenging
accepting of our brokenness
redeemer of all who confess to being lost
offering new life to those who seek it
God present in our lives
even when we turn our back
approached in our worship and rituals
listening to us in prayer
responding in mysterious ways
in our hearts and minds
in the body of the church
in the community of confessors
I endeavor to know God
recognizing that names and descriptions serve
to explain and confuse
to limit and deepen comprehension.
God knowable and unknowable,
beyond description, yet we seek to describe.
God hidden and made manifest
in our darkest desires and our highest creations,
in our joy and our sorrow,
in our fear and our courage,
in our confidence and our anxiety,
in our hate and our love.
in the myths, metaphors, images, stories, traditions
and rituals of the world’s people.
I hear God calling me to make the Quest
to seek out who I really am intended to be
to live that intended life in full abundance.
God calls me to
live life in a never ending search to know God
yet knowing that God is present in the search;
bring forth the inspirations of the spirit moving within me;
minister by sharing the gifts of God with others;
worship in the liturgies of the church
I know God as the force that shapes my life
the center towards which I strive.
I experience God as the power, welcome and unwelcome,
that works in the world and in me to bring me closer to
the divine and as that on which I work to bring into the world
I am; I am becoming
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