Thursday, March 11, 2010

In the Image

Every time I had the good fortune to research into someone's religion I found "GOD" to be in the image of the people to whom the religion belongs.
- Yosef Ben-Jochannon

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Would the Creator, with all the love, power and wisdom of the universe, make us all so different and then deem only one right way to get to His kingdom? I would think not. As an expression of the awesome power of the ultimate creative energy, we the people have been blessed to bring forth various expressisons. We call it race, culture, tradition and heritage. In essence, who we are collectively is a unique expression of God. No one knows better than He the beauty we bring to life, and He cannot be wrong. As we lift our minds and hearts to know, to be aware and to understand that we all are expressions of the Most High, we will begin to recognize the beauty of God at our disposal. Our world reflects God's strength as tradition, God's wisdom as culture, God's love as race and ethnicity. Who are we to decide which part of God is the best.

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God's strength, wisdom, power and love are being expressed as me.

1 comment:

of hopes and fears said...

I attempted to re-define my anthropology from which to reference a journey towards theology. Genesis likewise portrayed humankind as created 'into Our Likeness.'

This side of human portrait challenges to pursue the fundamental journey from our condition of createdness (limited & finite beings) towards the infinite. The call to be creators of life -- in the likeness of our Creator.

Karl Rahner's "capax infiniti" awakened to this theological truth. He championed the anthropological turn of systematic theology.

dianne, thanks for inviting me to your blog. perhaps,we can sing together the song "Just a closer walk with Thee..."