Monday, September 20, 2010

AS CLOSE AS WE WILL EVER GET TO GOD

"What we have most in common
is not religion but humanity.
Christianity teaches us that
encountering another human being
is as close to God as we may ever get--
in the eye-to-eye thing, the person-to-person thing--
which is where God's Beloved has
promised to show up. Paradoxically,
the point is not to see Him.  The point
is to see the person standing right
in front of us, who has no substitute,
who can never be replaced, whose
heart holds things for which there is
no language, whose life is
an unsolved mystery."
                       -- Barbara Brown Taylor

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