Brings Me Flowers
You say that God is love
and of course you are right
but don’t assume that to mean God is only love
as if I were only fear
as if I were only doubt
as if I were only kind
or only cruel
I am all of these at once and none of these at any given moment.
God is love, sure
but do not get confused and tell me that love is God
the difference is a universe
Let me explain
you could fit all of love inside of God, though you might have to wedge and sqeeze
love will fit
try the inverse and fail
You’ll never squeeze all of God into love
love will blow up large and burst
love is never large enough
can you imagine that?
a country so vast as Love, too small to house someone?
but I am told God is larger now than when I wrote “You say that God is love”
and larger now again. Expanding always into omnipresence. Into eternity.
all of this theology tires me
the truth of it is that I am fine with a God who brings me flowers.