Disciples: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times
God, the Alpha and the Omega, is the center of the spiritual life. But how can we speak of God? What images do we find helpful? Many biblical images of God may help us to appreciate characteristics of God like gentle compassion, faithfulness, strength, love. But God is always more, always other. Multiplying our images of God can enrich and enliven our relationship with God. The image beyond other images--God as Holy Mystery, Loving Abyss--captures the wonder of God and offers hope and light in times of doubt and darkness.
A brief but insightful article that helps us speak of God, emphasizing the value of multiplying our images of God. Different images help us appreciate different aspects of God, who is always greater than any one description. Indeed, the Bible offers a wonderful variety of images of God.