Don’t look for God

         Moses said, “Show me your glory.”
         And God said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you.
         I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious,
         and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.
         But,” God said, “you cannot see my face.”

                  —Exodus 33.18-20

Don’t look for God;
the weird picture in your head will only mislead you.
Look for goodness.

Train your eyes for goodness,
for the way God shows mercy
on people and in ways you didn’t expect.

Keep your eyes out for beauty,
for kindness, for the flower of humanity
that springs up through the asphalt of this world.

Look for goodness
and even in your looking
you will fill your eyes with God.

October 20, 2017

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