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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

God is Mystery

God is mystery! Albert Nolan says in Jesus Today that what matters is not how much I know about God or whether I can know anything at all about God. "What matters is whether God is real to me or not."

Experienced as mystery, God can be more real and more present to me than anything I can see, hear, smell, taste, or touch.

In God we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28) I, too, am included in the mystery that we call God.

What is our response to mystery? Wonder -"a form of consciousness that is without words or images or understanding. When we recognize God as mystery, our spontaneous response is wonder and awe." (See Nolan, pp. 141-142)

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