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The Father's love for each of us

Discussion in 'Catholic DIR' started by Mark Dohle, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. Mark Dohle

    Mark Dohle Well-Known Member

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    The Father's love for each of us

    As I age, if there is a stumbling block to my faith; it would be the conviction that God is the unique Father of each individual. It is much easier to believe that God sees humankind but does not see each of us as separate, loved, and sought after. How is the possible? Well as far as we experience life, I would say it is not possible. Yet it happens. God is other, yet not less than we are but something ‘wholly other’ and incomprehensible to the human mind. Even when thinking of ‘Infinite Love’, it goes way beyond anything we can truly understand and the same goes for mercy. Religion gets really crazy and sick, I believe, when we think we have it figured out how God loves and relates to us.


    Jesus told us not to judge the soul of another for a reason, we can’t do it, we do not see deep enough even into our own souls. Leave judgment up to God which will be based on truth, love, and compassion. The justice of man is nothing like the justice of God, and seldom leads to reconciliation.-Br.MD
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    I tend to believe that it was meant for us to do this spiritual search, possibly because we all are different, and we all have at least somewhat different needs. Thus, I embrace the difference and the search.
     
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    If only we would stop making God into 'our' image and recognize that this 'sense' of the 'Wholey Other' has been expressed since the very beginning of civilization through myth and art.

    This 'how' always presents a stumbling block. Religion is not faith itself but an expression of it, one is from God the other from man in his attempt to answer.
     
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