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Paternalizing by Raymond A. Foss
Father, Son, Holy Ghost,
Three Guys, for many, three white guys,
sitting in judgment, patriarchs with beards,
flowing beards, without a recognition
an understanding, of the limits of our vocabulary
maleness of the nomenclature, the naming of God
missing the richness of the creator, the sustainer,
the redeemer, in the language of the maleness
of our names for God
God is, not merely Father,
a single sexual organism,
for if God was,
why would there be man and woman
both in the image of God
We are so far from God
we cannot understand
how to describe God
We need three images of God;
but that is too limiting,
in the face of the vastness,
the unimaginable vastness
of God

October 17, 2007 12:10pm
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