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Is God Visible and Touchable? Yes.
Don't Look to disprove God, try to find God. My little son said it was here in the sky. I hugged him and whamo God was there.
Work on this Idea of Who God can logically be
Where is heaven? Where is God and where are you? God is in us. We are a part of God as God is a part of us.
That may just be a funny question to folks on any end of the extreme. I suppose to ask that question is blasphemy to some. God and questions about God are never wrong to me. I will jump ahead and confess sometimes I see God in you. I do not think I will stop all and confess you as Lord but I shall confess and declare I see God in you.
I have looked around this world pretty darn hard all my life. Throughout Europe and North and Central America and Australia, some time in Africa and Asia I guess I always looked for something that was everywhere, unique but shared. I think I got close up towards New England way and down around the great southern Rockies. I may have held the hand of something that was global and yet personal down Puebla Mexico way and I swear I had it by the tail in Seoul. But I never did keep it long enough to examine. I need something that is everywhere and yet so diverse that it is omnipresent. I just had to find it. The Only God I can accept must be everywhere.
They say he Ascended. If He did He left something for us.
Hate was everywhere but fleeting and not shared. It is historic and is prevalent but not nearly enough to be omnipresent. So I looked harder and wealth seemed to be desired by all but not present. I took in customs and immersed in cultures. I found beauty that seemed to pervade each place but not reside inside those who saw it. At last I found compassion and it is truly universal and can be found thoughout our world, but then I found myself saying “thank God” I found it. Well I found out that compassion did in fact come from God but was not God.
I took a break and concentrated on the universe within me. Wow! There was much to find and I found something close. I worked hard to expose it to life and to isolate so I could study it. But by golly it did not belong to me, and more than compassion existed without God.
So I began to study and to preach and to supplicate and learn. I had a good start with a degree in philosophy and already years studying the bible. I could intellectualize the Spirit and I learned to lay hands and perform a Eucharist, there was nothing missing within me, but my quest remained. So instead of looking throughout the universe to find what is and was and shall be God I turned to God. I begged him to provide with some manner of understanding that which is omnipotent and all pervasive and good and in all of us.
Sunrises happen whether you are there or not, sleepy head.
I was doing some training hiking with just a 40 pound pack up an urban train and I was praying to keep my mind of the burning in my chest. Two songs played in my ear. First was an ancient one about the light within all of us and the second was Amazing Grace. And my knees went weak and I fell to my hands and knees. The pain radiated from my chest and down through my arms and a tingling sensation filled my skin. But somehow I was made to understand that something inside me would not and could not die. I knew exactly what it was for I had felt it often.
As I cleared my head and headed home I was fully breathless. And then the first person I saw, in the grocery store answered all my questions that I had carried a lifetime. There was Love.
I thought of all my travels and searching and studying and observing and listening, of course they were not wasted. But my answer was everywhere I looked.
Have you ever met a man with absolutely no love inside of him? Have you ever seen a place with love? Even in places with hate and murderous intentions the people love something or someone. Everywhere within everyone ever there has been love. It may be Different and diverse and covered and displayed but always there is some vestige of love in everyone. It may bow down to different words it may worship some perspective we do not understand but in each human, in each breathing living being there is love somewhere somehow.
God is present in Each of Us. Like it or not.
Now when I see a rotten, thieving, adulterating low down son of a dog, I look for God within him. Maybe he loves his mamma, maybe a sweetheart, I do not care, God is there. The blasphemous atheistic who decries my faith and protests my Spiritual Book probably at least loves himself and small children or puppies, I will look for that. The Mormon, The Baptist, the Catholic, the Hindu, the Shinto, Jew and the Muslim start to look the same to me. Dogma and rules and regulations and standard religious constricts cannot block that part of God within each of us, Love.
You all can look all you want to and best of good intentions to ya. But nothing of this world is more dominant than love. Love has no bounds, no rules, no restrictions and no time or place. Love is omnipresent like no other human factor. It must be God. It simply must be God.
So I can hardly wait to meet you. When I do I will meet God in your love. Please do not set a table for me or go out of your way for me. You have more than I can ever receive within you. Thank you for just being you.
Would you be a good soul and comment on this notion. Just one word will do. But more than that, would you just try to see God in the next soul you see, close or stranger.
Do you fight letting God in?
Do you think God is in you?
It is not about a cliche'
It is all about the love baby! It sounds so ... I do not know,,, like a marketing deal, but it is real.
You cannot be lazy and not do your job, if you are feeling the love. You cannot resent and hold a grudge if you are feeling the love. You cannot hate or steal or covet or cause dissension if you feel the love.
You can not like this hub but you can love it for the effort and the sincerity. You can cuss your poverty but love the food on your table and your neighbor's table.