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Knowing God?

March 17, 2011

Our Wednesday night Lenten series got off to a great start last night! Even though it was the introductory session, there were a lot of good points made and interesting questions asked.  We didn’t get a chance to get into the second segment of the first video as much as I wanted to, so I thought I would pose a topic here from that segment and see what you all thought.

In the video, Bishop Wright says, “The question ‘Who is God?’ is one which is actually both easier and harder to deal with than many people imagine.  Many people in our culture think it’s just a total mystery, that you can’t possibly know anything really about God, and it’s your idea or my idea or somebody’s idea down the street, and we’ll never really know.  The good news is there are ways with which you can get to grips with that question and can start really to know and to do business with the living God.”

So, what do you think?  Can you know God?  If so, what are some ways you think you can know God?  What are some things that worked for you?  And if not, why not?  And might it be worth another go?

 

Fr. Ryan+

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  1. Mike Fox permalink
    March 17, 2011 5:19 pm

    I can’t remember the exact Meister Eckhart quote – something like “A God that I can know would be no God”. I don’t want to be able to know God completely. And I cannot worship a God that does not have an unknowable quality. On the other hand, I have made it my life’s quest to try to know God. Why should we persist in something that is impossible? The key is in the trying – the path is the goal. And when it’s all over maybe we will understand in full, as Paul promises in I Corinthians.

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