Tuesday, January 02, 2018

If God is Love . . .

. . . [then] the only way we can worship God
is by loving others. The more we give love away,
the more we make the experience of God visible.
God is not a being, external to us;
God is experienced in the presence of love.

– John Shelby Spong
Excerpted from his forthcoming book,
Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation
Can Produce a Living Faith Today

HarperOne, 2018

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
A Return to the Spirit
Move Us, Loving God
Andrew Harvey on Radical, Divine Passion in Action
Called to the Field of Compassion
The Choice (and Risk) That Is Love
Love as "Quest and Daring and Growth"
Getting It Right
The Longing for Love: God's Primal Beatitude
Love as Exploring Vulnerability
The Gravity of Love
To Be Held and To Hold
To Know and Be Known
What We Mean by Love
The Many Manifestations of God's Loving Embrace

Image: James R. Eads.

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