Does God Want?

Transformation Station

What’s more than looking for a definition of God, or less fun?  Capturing God in words is like capturing the ocean in your hand.  And sometimes I love doing that.  Right now I’m in the mood to get wet.

Does God want us to feel joy?  Or pain?

Does God want us to succeed or fail?

Does God want us to be good people?

What does God want?

DOES God want?

Perhaps we project onto God the very quality of want. Men and women want; therefore God must want. For many people, God is a parent who doles out reward and punishment.  These people then project more intricate and subtle human qualities to make a persona for God — something familiar that allows them to step into a learned parent-child relationship. They create a loving God or a vengeful God. God is That is Man making god in His own image. It is…

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Let Love Flow

Ludicrous Palaver

heartriver.jpgOne rainy afternoon in San Francisco, I was enjoying a glass of wine with someone I had met through a mutual friend. When my new acquaintance mentioned our compadre, a warmth filled my chest, a feeling of affinity and kinship that expanded my sense of aliveness. “I love that guy,” I said.

Our mutual buddy had been the college roommate of another dear friend, and they had shared years of formative and transformational experiences together, key players in countless stories I had heard over the years.

“You don’t even know him”, the man said from across the table. “I hate it when people use the word ‘love’ so casually. It cheapens it.” Wow.

I was floored — shamed, hurt, and really, really confused. I had no idea what he was talking about and I couldn’t think of a question that would help clarify what he meant. His indictment of my Love…

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