If God is God - an omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent interconnected us, then wouldn’t the story they author be authoritative regardless of the imperfection of the retelling by humans? Or rather, couldn’t God somehow account for the imperfections in their perfection - including in their story? If it is the actual, real, true story then our soul will tell us when we encounter the truth of it. When we share a meal or music or the moments of celebrating birth, death, and love - our hearts tell us - this is the story of life. This is where meaning meets us.
If God is relationship and we can resist the busy and the temptation to see only badness in the mundane and profane and goodness only in the glitter and glamour, we can stay connected to the connections we co-create in our interactions with each other interacting with God in God’s story. Maybe this is the mystical experience that illuminates the words of the Word for us.
And if each one of us is somehow a non-dual extension of both God’s body and spirit or humanity and divinity, then why do we worry among ourselves about the incorrectness of one individual's story? Why do we need to “get it right” individually in order to protect the Story? Each of our stories is a reflection of the whole story. It contains truth by looking at it straight on or from behind. The chaos of all those intermingled stories is the source of emergence. The sacred truth that is the ground of our being some call God. It cannot be resisted in any way that reduces it. It can only be either participated in to expand our wholeness or resisted to diminish our experience of life.
Is this scary or reassuring?
I write in a geeky, sciency, hopefully poetic way about belonging, storytelling, community building, deconstruction and construction,