“And if anyone, including prophets and priests, goes around saying glibly ‘God’s Message! God’s Message!’ I’ll punish him and his family.
“Instead of claiming to know what God says, ask questions of one another, such as ‘How do we understand God in this?’ But don’t go around pretending to know it all, saying ‘God told me this … God told me that.…’ I don’t want to hear it anymore. Only the person I authorize speaks for me. Otherwise, my Message gets twisted, the Message of the living God-of-the-Angel-Armies. Jeremiah 23:34-36 (The Message)
Honestly, when someone starts to tell me what God is saying to me, I have a hard time managing to stay open to what they say next. Those words are used so often to manipulate and wound.
Let’s talk together about where God might be in sacred text, in our circumstances, in our lives – this is what the authentic spiritual path encourages. This is what it requires.
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