A Deeper Message

But there is a deeper message in the sermon at Nazareth, which is that no one owns God. The great religions may possess genuine revelations of God’s nature and purpose. Their most gifted listeners may truly have discerned a divine call to special purpose, both for themselves and for their communities. Traditions that do not speak of God have certainly perceived truths about the human condition and have conceived inspired ways to transcend it. But whatever we mean when we say “God” is not fully captured by any of these traditions. If it could be, it would not be God.

– from “Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others” by Barbara Brown Taylor – HarperOne

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