Wednesday, February 1, 2017

making God in our image

St Gregory the Great tells us tonight how important it is to let Scripture and the Church to form our ideas about God today in A Year with the Church Fathers.

He says that it is very important that we let Scripture and the church teach us what God is like, rather than decide that Jesus is one way and the Father is another way.

Every day we must look for this to be true in our lives. Every day we must decide if we are going to let our wills be shaped by the world, or if we will allow the words we learn in the Scriptures and in church to inform how we see God. Because God revealed Himself to us. He reached out to US, so we can know Him. He pursues US, and draws us into a relationship of love with Him.

I pray we help the amazing, scary, completely unpredictable God of love reach out to starved people in the world and change their lives, surprising them with the glory of Who He is.

God, please surprise us every day.