The reality of suffering and evil
calls us to rethink of our ideas of God.
God lives in the very air we breathe;
In every notion we conceive.
God is real and God is true,
Lives in me and lives in you.
Yet God has no physical existence
no corporal, or bodily, consistence.
Is God then malleable, changeable, real?
Is God personal, material or just an ideal?
We develop our concept of divinity
to counter our primal fear
of ultimate unbeing;
and then we argue, even fight and kill,
over the differences in the detail
of our inventions.
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,