The Invisible Man, Language, and Faith

Posted May 12, 2015 by Marg Herder

It’s the 12th, and that’s the day I post on the Emerging Voices blog on Patheos.  Today I’m writing about all the difficulties swirling around those of us occupying the margins, and how hard it is to remember we are only tasked with creating Her peace in ourselves.

This life, this adventure we are sharing here on Earth, is an interesting undertaking. And it’s pretty clear to me it’s all too easy to take it for granted.

We tend to get so focused on ourselves and what is happening to us, basically losing track of everything except the sequential material events of our waking lives, that it’s nearly impossible to get any perspective or retain any understanding of what is really going on.

Now, sure, I understand that what we experience moment to moment as we write the story of our lives could be construed as “what is really going on.” But I think all of us have, at one time or another, stepped just a few inches back from that and, in doing so, realized that our perception of “what is really happening” might be mistaken.

It’s a hard concept to explain, what lies beyond our awareness, but a good metaphor can help make it easier to understand and help us glimpse some of the subtle ways our sojourn here can be enhanced.

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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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