The Goodness of God …

I’m not going to deny that there is something awesome and amazing and bigger-than-I-can-fathom about God. As someone once observed, if we could understand God, then what we are understanding would not be God. Yet, when I think about terms such as awesome and amazing in relation to the divine, I tend to assume that they apply to the aspects of God that are majestic and powerful. I need to remind myself that maybe the characteristics of God that are bigger than I can comprehend are also the softer, more comforting ones. I need to understand that God is fathomless depths, all right, but those depths are soothing ones too.

Maybe on those tough days when nothing seems to be going right, I can challenge myself to add a little something to my yoga pants, slippers, and pillow routine. I can take a moment to feel the divine presence enveloping me with warmth. I can ditch any residual echo of God as the metal folding chair and sink into the reality of God as the soft lap, comforting me in both body and soul.
—Ginny Kubitz Moyer from Taste and See: Experiencing the Goodness of God with Our Five Senses

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