Ron Rolheiser's The Ineffability Of God

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During my early Christian life, I often wondered how does the God look like? I heard people saying testimonies that God spoke to them, they heard the voice of God. But really, Does God speak like normal humans? For me, God is beyond my expectations and he is extraordinary. After reading the article “The Ineffability of God” by Ron Rolheiser, I could easily relate most of the parts mentioned in the article to my life that is, I always escape from thoughts about God’s appearance because I’m confused of being skeptic about God. According to John 1:18, “No one has ever seen God. It is only the Son, who is nearest to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.”
According to the Ron, humans are fearful to imagine God because, they doubt it might unintentionally lead to atheism. Exactly, I too was afraid of giving a human interpretation to God by having a picture within my mind to believe in God. As John 20: 29, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me, blessed are those who have not seen and have believed”. However, as Christians, we definitely need a day-to-day personal relationship with God to develop a connectedness with God and moreover to have a productive Christian life. So how can
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Sometimes I even tried to image god with a white long beard with a halo. But later, when I studied the Bible more and had a prayerful life, I realized, the image that I created is not even necessity part to worship God. As in Genesis 1:27 says, God created man in his own image. If we take literal meaning, then probably it doesn’t make sense, but using allegory, I would say the meaning of that would be, as humans we should reflect God’s image through our spiritual life. Furthermore, all humans got different potentials to express God’s characteristics distinctively, because God 's image is uniquely imprinted on each of

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