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Let's Talk About God

August 26, 2018

I have debated broaching this topic for quite some time.

God is a sensitive topic.  Many people advise never talking about politics or religion.

It's true. That's the safe bet.

But it is also the fearful bet. Not discussing the most important and fundamental drivers of our lives is a bit of a shame. Strategically hiding our deepest beliefs makes it so no one ever truly gets to know us.

On the other hand, talking politics never seems to go well on Facebook. This person is a snowflake. That person is butt hurt. I'm fairly certain these are grown adults throwing around these middle school insults.

We like to think with a few decades of life under our belts, along with being a parent, and able to hold down a job that we are now officially adults and therefore are making rational and mature observations of the world and those who live in it.

I've seen teenagers engage others more maturely than some grown "adults" do on Facebook.

So, it is likely a foolish idea to share my knowledge of God with you.

This is particularly true because what I'm about to tell you is not mainstream religion. And it is not atheism.

So, I likely will be offending most people I know.

On top of that, I've become pretty "out there" in my beliefs in God. So there is a good chance that rational humans are going to think I've gone over the deep end.

Those rational people are probably going to roll there eyes at this very next statement.

God told me to start sharing these connections I've made with God.

So there's that. Now I'm talking to God.

This is the trouble with having these conversations. I'm using human, American English words to describe the connection I'm having with the entire infinite multiverse.

Imagine trying to explain Facebook to someone living in Salem Massachusetts in 1692. Good luck not getting quickly added to the hundreds of people accused of being a witch.

We all have heard the stories of how Eskimos have 50 different words for snow.

How can we truly understand something like snow when we only have one word for it and Eskimos have 50?

God has infinite words to explain infinite concepts.

The Second Edition of the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for 171,476 words in current use.

How are we possibly supposed to even scrape the surface of talking about God with 171, 476 words?

So, yes, "talking with God" sounds kooky. But it's about the best I can do at the moment.

When I say God told me to start talking about God it's more like listening to the way a river wants to take a boat. It's a feeling. It's a compulsion. And the closer I get to it the more right it feels.

That's what talking with God is like. At least for me.

God wanted me to talk to you about this topic because I'm in a unique position.

I am surrounded by the most extremely poor people in the city in which I live, Akron Ohio.

That also is a magnetism. Working with the homeless and the near homeless is the most incredible, fulfilling, "right" work I've ever done.

This work has allowed me to find a connection with the world, the universe and, yes, God, unlike any other time in my life.

Living your life for others is widely reported by many theologians to be the path to God. I now see what they are talking about and am a firm believer that it is very much the truth.

I feel like I have gotten closer to God than I ever have in my life. To the point where I'm now "talking" to God. 🙂

I plan on writing more about this topic. So I won't dwell too long on this post.

The reason I'm writing on this topic is for a specific group of people. I'm interested in the people that are still searching. I want to talk to the people that haven't found what they are looking for.

What I'm about to tell you is actually just one small side of God. But it might be the side that you would find attractive.

I've had a long and contentious relationship with God. I'm currently in  a place in my life, however, where I believe not trying to connect with God is causing you to miss a large chunk of what it means to be a human. Connecting with God is very fulfilling. It can bring you a peace and understanding of your place in the universe unlike anything else.

You see, unlike what others will tell you, God is not "this or that." God is most certainly not "my way or the highway."

That's what the big religions and then, amusingly, the sects within these religions want you to believe.

It's just not true.

God is everything. You can't escape God no matter how hard you try.

You can ignore God or not ignore God. It makes not the slightest difference to God. But it can make a big difference to you.

There is one thing I want you to know most of all in this post:

God is so flipping happy with you. Imagine you are a Corgi puppy (that's the cutest dog I can imagine). That's how God feels about you. God is fascinated with you. God is in love with you. God could watch you all day every day and never get bored or even the slightest bit upset with you.

I mean how are you ever going to be upset with a Corgi puppy?

No matter what you have done or what you are doing or what you are thinking about doing... you will always be a Corgi puppy to God.

And here's the thing about this. There is something a billion times cuter and sweeter than a Corgi puppy. THAT's how God thinks of you. It's a cuteness that would make your heart explode with cute overload if you saw it. You couldn't possibly take the multiverse cuteness that God compares you to.

So relax. That's the first thing God wants you to know. Don't worry so much. Try to let the worry and the anxiety and the fear fade away, if you can. You have nothing to worry about.

You are loved in a way that is so deep and so unconditional that you can't possibly begin to even imagine it.



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