Even a short reflection reminds us that speaking about God is indispensable and pointless. Somehow we need to hold the experience which is beyond words in our words of clay. Such God-talk serves to keep us oriented towards the Mystery. At the same time, we know that we are using our limited everyday experience to speak of the Mystery as such, strictly unique — beyond our minds and even our hearts. This is obviously the case when we say God is our rock. It may feel less obviously the case when we use words such as father, mother or even love itself…but even so, our limited lens illuminates and conceals.
God, always greater, your love for us comes from your inner being as love itself. It astonishes us that we are so loved and that you care about each one of us so intensely. Amen! Amen!
K O’Mahony OSA