Where does your theology begin?
Does it begin in the last book of our Bible? The book of Revelation? If so, what is being revealed? What Jesus did for you? As Father? As Holy Spirit? Or what you think you have to do? What is going to occur to you?
Does your theology begin Trinity? With Three united in Love and relationship as One? Or is your theology based on humans deciding to judge for themselves what is good and what is bad?
Leave your original sin – thinking God doesn’t love you and has not accepted you.
Cleave to what Jesus showed us when we murdered Him: no matter how much we can throw at Them, no matter how many punches, no matter how many thorns, no matter how many rips of the whip, no matter how many nails, or how many swords, no matter if we all turn our backs away – Trinity does not retaliate against us. Trinity is not the least bit intimidated by our blindness, deafness, and hardness of hearts.
Trinity is not even offended. As God needs no validation from us for an ego.
Since Trinity is complete and perfect, there is nothing God needs from us.
A God who abundantly fills this amazing planet – so vast are the beautiful mysteries that scientists still have universes of questions after how many millennia? The more we know, the more discoveries remain. Is this Creator in need of anything from us?
If you haven’t noticed yet, this world doesn’t revolve around us. I’m also sometimes guilty, but thinking so is a maniacal level of insane audacity. To think God depends on us. When we are dependent on every breath of air to even have time to consider such a statement. We do not manufacture much in our existence. All the factors alone to sustain our physical survival.
Does a punishing egotistical diety Create endless majestic sunrises and sunsets just for the hell of it? Does a retributive diety Create dogs and cats that make us constantly laugh? Birds that can mimic us? Foliage and other natural theatrics that can arrest our senses? Just for the hell of it?
Or is our environment constantly calling to us? To believe. To see. How beautiful is our God and therefore how beautiful Trinity’s love for us!
God’s kids. In God’s likeness, no? Pretty much the main deal out of all that is here. And yet we dismiss it.
Do we not hear Jesus when He tells us that He and Father are one? Jesus is the final Word on the subject. The complete Word.
Do we let the stories in our Bible define who Jesus is? Or do we let Jesus define the stories in our Bible? What lens are we reading this book through? I believe if we are reading any story through anything other than how Jesus showed us who He is when He showed up in person, then we are missing the point. I say that lovingly as I spent the large majority of my life in that space.
Do we start with Love, perfect Love, that Created us – and we were are very good?
Or do we insist on basing our theology and our Creation story on fear?