Friday, April 25, 2014

What if God Loved EVERYBODY?

Imagine a God

Imagine if you will a God who wanted to save what is possible to save of the world in all its marvelous complexity.

To one people God might send Moses to bring them from slavery to freedom and then to give them a law to live by.

To the "Gentiles" (everybody else) God might want to make the love of God flesh and blood in Jesus in order to get the point across; namely, "Love, one another".

To another folk in yet another part of the world God The All Merciful might send Muhammed, may peace be upon him. Inspired by God, Muhammed might write the Koran and begin each chapter with the word "Mercy" hoping that idea might catch on.

Around the world what if God sent Confucius to bring a special wisdom?

Or the Buddha to bring a profound respect and love for all life and show the way to peace?

And of course on and on it goes, as if God wanted to save and enlighten everyone.

Imagine a God who loved science, knowledge and truth, even if it ended up denying what small human minds imagine God to be. Imagine a God who wanted us to discover all that there is to be discovered about the universe. 

Imagine a God looking for a way to bring peace with justice to the whole world and to all people.

Only if we could open our minds and hearts to such a God can we open our hearts and minds to one another.

It is a matter of some urgency that we open our hearts and minds in such a way, since God is Love.

Fr Paul


Anonymous said...

Much Love

"Fr. Paul" Bresnahan said...

Thank you Mia

Elizabeth said...

That is, after all, the message Jesus came into the world to try and convince us of. God is love, and the Kingdom of God is all of us loving.

"Fr. Paul" Bresnahan said...

This is the message of Jesus. We have much to learn yet of that message.