Like it when people THINK they know you? Does it irritate you when people keep your image fixed forever, no change allowed?
Well, what makes us think that God likes being boxed in for millenium unending?
If God were an idol, that wouldn’t be problem. But to a Living God, that’s a big problem.
Guess that’s why so much scripture is devoted to ending idolatry. Idolatry is the “art” of boxing God into things, or words, or ideas.
Being idolized isn’t all it’s cracked up to be–whether people think good or ill of you. Problem is the boxes prevent relationship. You never get to be who you are to the person who boxes you. They never get to experience the real and ever-changing you!
Me, I just want to keep letting go of those neat, safe, little boxes so I can keep making space for what is Real…the Real other, the Real me, the Real Moment. I ask your prayer because it isn’t an easy thing to keep on doing, is it?
THE GOD TRAP is exactly why God Needs to Go Rogue…and maybe Obama does too!
The God Trap is the one where God is supposed to be Great Ruler and Protector of All and we get to be the obedient subjects or rebellious teenagers. The God Trap is where Ego and Spirit are at war with each other–Ego demanding its absolute separateness and Spirit demanding complete agreement and oneness.
The God Trap has nothing to do with God, and everything to do with our projections on God and our leaders. “Protect us, save us, care for us”…until, smothered by your protection, we earn the right to rebel.
The God Trap is much like the Parent Trap. There is no winning for Obama. The more Obama saves and protects us, the more the rebel teen in us will whine about big government and the cost of it all, while the obedient servants will keep on trying to drive together what will not go together.
What if we let God out of the trap? What if we heard God say, “I can’t protect you. I can’t stop earthquakes and sunami’s and terrorists. But I’ve given you everything you need to work together to solve these problems. And I care that you BE the greatness you received in your Begetting.”
What if Obama helped us see and give up our whining and rebellion and obedient servitude in exchange for…faith in the strength and power of American ego and spirit begotten for our benefit, not for our division and destruction.
No food or water, four days and counting. Almost 50 years ago we land a man on the moon and we still can’t get food and water to people on an island not far from Florida?
God, do we expect you to drop manna from heaven while we sit in bureacratic meetings for days on end, telling traumatized and severely wounded people they must wait until we decide on safe distribution areas? Then there will be problems with trucks getting through…Is there no other way?
Couldn’t we just drop thousands of packages of light crisp rice and tubes of water for miles alongside the disaster area? We are worried about people trampling each other while they die of hunger and thirst? God, help us all.