Monday, March 7, 2016

Reflection for the Week - March 7

Assumptions that God is personally involved with our economic, social, political, and even love life are facing credibility checks. I’d wager that this picture of God may not fit too well with the way the natural world actually seems to work. Yet many believers, even in light of the latter, find the former is hard to envision differently. Evangelicals and fundamentalists, in particular, are so used to trying to “see” God as their own maître D’ that an exploration of a more realistic portrayal of Divine action will not be welcome. Illusions about daily life, for them, are much easier to hold on to than actualities.