Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Come near, but not too near

As part of my reading for Lent, I'm following Maggi's Giving it up - which not surprisingly is a great accompaniment. Today she reflects on Moses and the Burning Bush. I particularly appreciated this comment:
Without detracting from the fact that love is the very essence of God, we need to take infinite care not to domesticate God, not to clothe our idea of God with our own preferences and our own wishes. As soon as we cease to be surprised and disturbed by the infinite, we have made our expectations too small, and once again we will need to be both called by name and held back by transcendence.
'Called by name and held back by transcendence' - that's a thought to stay with.

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