To define God might seem like an impossible task. But many ordinary people have done this well, according to their lights. Tim Mitchinson shows the opportunity we all have to define God. He writes:
“Last year The Huffington Post asked its readers to define God in one word. Their top ten responses were: 10) Omnipotent; 9) Fiction; 8) Nonexistent; 7) Almighty; 6) Imaginary; 5) Amazing; 4) Creator; 3) Awesome; 2) Everything and 1) Love. That certainly is a range of answers, and would seem very contradictory and even confusing. How can there be so many different definitions of the same thing?
“I remember a time when I took my family to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. My son was driving up a mountain on a very narrow road, and the rest of us were looking out at the scenery. Each one saw something different. I commented, ‘Wow! Look at the snow!’ My wife remarked about the waterfalls. My daughter loved the trees. My son kept his eye on the road! We all looked at the same scenery and the same location, but each of us marveled at something different.
“In the Bible, David calls God Shepherd and Jesus refers to Him in the Lord’s Prayer as the Father of all of us. It would seem that although God is universal, even those who believe in Him understand him in individual ways. Maybe that’s because one’s personal experience of God (or lack thereof) often determines one’s concept of Him. But God is more than our human experience of Him.”
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