Even though we can’t see God

I think many people dismiss the idea of God because of the Sunday school type language that believers often use, which, though appropriate for six year olds, is totally unconvincing to people who’ve grown up in a scientific age, presenting God as the Big Man who lives in the sky and sends blessings if we’re good, and disasters if we’re not. We’d do far better if we just concentrated on that great concept at the beginning of John’s Gospel: the concept of the logos – the divine intelligence that is behind all things, and the eternal love that is the great energising force that underlies all life. Then, like the blind boy out flying a kite that he couldn’t see, who said: ‘I may not be able to see it, but I sure can feel it tugging;’ even though we can’t see God, we’ll know assuredly that God is there.

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