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we know them with every fiber in our being--
they're revealed to us,
they seize us and won't let us go.
They haunt us,
they capture us,
they plant themselves deep in our hearts and
they don't leave
So when we talk about God,
we're talking about our brushes with spirit,
our awareness of the reverence humming within us,
our sense of the nearness
and the farness,
that which we know
and that which is unknown,
that which we can talk about
and that which eludes the grasp of our words,
that which is crystal clear
and that which is more mysterious than ever.
And sometimes language helps,
and sometimes language fails."
-quote from Rob Bell in his Book "What We Talk About When We Talk About God
This quote is from Rob Bell in one of his newer books. In the past year or two I've been exploring books and authors that I might have passed by at other times in my life. My thoughts on God have been evolving and authors like Bell have helped me to grasp with words the thoughts already in my mind. Agree or don't agree with Bell's seemingly radical ideas, he's thought-provoking nonetheless.
What We Talk About When We Talk About God