Saturday, 6 August 2011


Once upon a time it was thought that the heavens declared the glory of God. Hiding seemed a mean and cowardly thing to do, not the least since God Himself spread himself so unmissably across the constellations, from white-tipped mountain to white-tipped ocean wave. Now we no longer consider these things direct evidence of God; and those who still believe must come to terms with the state of affairs where God hides from direct view. He may have very good reasons for doing so; that's not my point. My point is that, were I a Christian, I'd have to think about shifting the reputation of hiding about: no longer a sneaky or mean activity, hiding would now become: holy, transcendent, sublime. Divine.

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