We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.
Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Somehow Present & Beyond
This tension between realities lies within us as well. We discover it most painfully in the question of evil and good. In our experience, these are not two separate categories that can be neatly divided from each other. Out of one so often emerges the other. Even in the darkest storm, we say, there is a silver lining. We are at one and the same time good and not, evil and not.
How can God be both Beyond and Personal is a question that resonates across our human experience. Maybe someday we will have an answer. In the meantime, we live in faith.