The Embodiment of God (Fast of Embodied Solidarity)

Posted March 12, 2016 by Marg Herder

It’s the 12th, and that’s the day I post on the Emerging Voices blog on Patheos. Today I’ve written a reflection on another way of “knowing” God. 

"Shuni Mudra" photo by Laurin Rinder

Oh how deep are the riches and wisdom and knowledge of Godde! How unsearchable are her judgments and inscrutable her ways!
“For who has known the mind of [Godde]? Or who has been her counselor? Or who has given her anything, so that they should be repaid?”
Because from her and through her and to her are all things. To her be the glory forever! Amen.”
So I urge you by the mercies of Godde, sisters and brothers, to offer your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to Godde, which is your spiritual service.
Romans 11:33 – 12:1 (DFV)

We keep getting stuck. We keep getting stuck in the concept and tradition of God as we learned it. And in doing so, we miss the chance to experience the living God, that deep inspiration that can transform us, body and soul.

We each learned of God from someone else, who learned of God from someone else, and onward it has gone, a centuries-long game of telephone. One mind insufficient for comprehension explaining the incomprehensible to another mind, also insufficient for comprehension.

How could this possibly be optimal?

Read more on the Patheos Emerging Voices blog.

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Marg Herder
Marg Herder is the Director of Public Information for EEWC-CFT, a Christian feminist organization working for gender (and LGBTQIA) justice in Christianity since 1974. She is the content manager and developer of the organization’s website, Christian Feminism Today. Marg identifies as a trans* lesbian writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. She works to draws attention to the ongoing violence directed at women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society, the desperate need for an understanding of God that includes the Divine Feminine, and Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence.

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