In His Grip….
I originally wrote this in 2012.
I just received an email from a Christian homeschool group. They signed their letter “In His Grip.” So interesting that they would believe that God would be hanging on or need to grab on. Just another example of how mutated Christian teaching has become (or perhaps has always been within the confines of a church structure). I’m pretty sure that letting go and having faith was kind of a prominent lesson — to think that God would need to hold anything in a grip would be a bit contradictory…. then again, so is much of what I see happening in the practicing Christian world.
If you are a practicing Christian, all I can ask is that you question the vocabulary used by your leaders. If they are using words that require God to have a very inferior human characteristic (full of fear, jealousy, anger, need, etc.) — take heed. Be wary of who’s voice you’re really listening to; I mean if God is all seeing and all knowing why would he/she ever even experience fear if they know it all? Just seems a bit off. God who created all of creation also created counterbalance for everything/everyone to thrive. There must be death, disease, or circumstances that are contrary to what we expect/want because that is how balance is maintained.
Giving a deity of any kind the need to be worrisome or in need to have power/control sounds a bit similar to the parents who think they can control everything in their children’s world and get fearful when the child decides to think for themselves. I believe these “worrisome” word choices are entirely from the human clergy who are grappling with their own ego-centric fears. Only the ego has the need to control and manipulate. The ego has no faith.