We develop our concept of divinity
to counter our primal fear
of ultimate unbeing;

In our ignorance we use metaphor to define divinity
and then we argue, even fight and kill,
over the differences in the detail
of our inventions.

God is real and God is true,
But can have no corporal existence
for the reality of suffering and of evil
must call us to rethink of our ideas of God's nature.
If God is Love, God can not also be all powerful.
If omnipotent, God can not be loving.

We are left to wonder whether God is real.
Is God personal, material or just an ideal?

Divinity is what calls us beyond self-interest and egotism.
It is the lure of the Divine Whisper which leads us
from the complacency of self-centred secularism
to the challenge of selfless sacrifice
in the way that Jesus showed us.

In this, we must guard against the Spiral of Purity
that tempts us to radical extremes beyond reality
making an idol of our own conceptions
and destroying true divinity.

The power of divinity must lie in unremitting goodness
not in the instant fix of the magical miraculous.
Holy moments may be a fleeting wonder,
but holiness goes on and on.

Does the power of divinity then lie in persistent persuasion
rather than in the dominant majesty of medieval might?
It seems that God will, or can, not make us love Him.
It would destroy everything that She has made.

God is not constrained by walls or buildings;
has no fixed abode or position,
but is ever present,