"I could more easily contain the Gulf of Mexico in a shot glass than I can comprehend the wild, uncontainable love of God."
Brennan Manning, "Reflections for Ragamuffins"
Now, there is a fun thought to take us through the weekend! It seems so important to us humans to figure God out. We say "God does this," or "God will do that," with odd certainty. If Jesus did anything while he was on earth, he showed us that God is full of surprises. In fact, Jesus was such a surprising Savior that many didn't even believe him. At some point on our faith journey we recognize that we can't possibly figure God out. We cannot contain God into something we understand. And God's love is so far beyond anything we can relate. And so here we are, trying to contain the Gulf of Mexico in a shot glass...what do we do with this overwhelming realization? We celebrate it! We rejoice in the fact that we don't have to figure God out! God is the Father who races down the road to greet us when we turn that corner and head home. God scoops us up in loving arms and swings us around in utter joy. Take that into your weekend and relish it! Love, heidi