Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Neither She nor He
(The spectacular cut in Sideling Mountain, Central Maryland)
In the introduction to his book, What Is God, Father John Haught thinks that using the neuter phrase "the divine" helps to express the fullness of a "Presence" that we cannot wrap our minds around. We do not have human concepts or words that would completely capture what we mean by "God." Not using male and female pronouns might help us to avoid thinking of The Divine in human-like images.
We can rest in the all-surrounding Mystery that knows us and loves us without being at all like us.