What is God?


Barbara Brown Taylor (an Episcopal priest)’s wonderfully simple and inspired answers to the profound questions what is God, Religion and what is Spirituality?

God:  Some, beyond my conception, divine consciousness.  The space between the stars that is also the space between you and me that is liquid and alive with possibilities.  Skin is kind of an illusion…in the best moments, the ‘me’ escapes my skin and is embraced by [‘you’ and the universe].

Religion:  The treasury of wisdom that a religious tradition has pulled together.. the stories, hymns, sacred texts, lives of saints and heretics and terrible mistakes that the tradition has made.

Spirituality:  I think of religion as the trampoline but spirituality is where I’ll go; what does that look like in practice in a life;  how is that lived out.

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