Sunday, March 02, 2008

Image of a God:

"No image [of God] is adequate. To select one image and bow down to it is idolatrous. If we draw on a variety of God images, and let them balance, enrich, and clash with one another, we shall be following the instincts of biblical faith and the methods of many biblical voices. Allowing God images to clash is important, because it reminds us that we are approaching that which is beyond all images"

"Every person needs to learn to trust his or her own images. It is precisely out of this trust that the artist in us is born. Without this trust all newness, all adventures, all hope, all divinity is aborted or stillborn"

"Dieu a cree l'homme a son image, et l'homme le lui a joliement rendu."
(God made man in his own image, and man has returned the compliment.)
(This statement is attributed to Voltaire)

Why try seeing God in any form?
Why not just love his fingerprints?

"We shall behold Him, we shall behold Him...face to face, in all of His glory..."

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