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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

What is your image of God? How do you relate to Him? - Daily Bible Reflections December 1,2015


A DISTORTED IMAGE
OF GOD
 
Not by appearance shall he judge... – Isaiah 11:3
 
       One day, a man came up to me and said, “Bo, I feel God is angry at me today because I missed my prayer time. I’m afraid that He’ll punish me.” Friends, I knew that feeling very well. Because for years — decades — I used to think at way. Yes, I once had toxic faith. For 20 years, I worshipped a judgmental, wrathful, vindictive and legalistic God.
       Why? Because our intellectual image of God is very different from our subconscious image of God. The latter is much deeper and more difficult to change.
       I used to pray daily out of fear of God’s punishment. Do you know how absurd that was? Imagine a father calling up his son and growling, “Ingrate! You don’t visit me anymore. I’m going to put a curse on you if you don’t visit me right this minute.” What kind of father is that? And yet we imagine God to be like that.
       Today, I still pray daily, but I do so because I love to pray. He blesses me, nourishes me, and fills my heart with love. If I do miss my prayers, He doesn’t throw lightning bolts at me.
       Friend, God understands us more than anybody else. That’s why He became Man. Merry Christmas! Bo Sanchez (bosanchez@kerygmafamily.com)
 
Reflection: What is your image of God? How do you relate to Him?
 
Heal my wrong image of You, Lord.
 
Blessed John of Vercelli, pray for us.
 

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