WE DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT WORDS FOR GOD

We don’t have the right words for God
Since we no longer believe in a “God” who’s given up on being God –
We need the right words so that everyone can start believing again –
We’ll also need a few bright new metaphors for “love”
As well as an entirely fresh vocabulary for “God’s Kingdom on Earth.”

The problem with words is that they eventually become “stale”
Expressing past understandings of things
That are now no longer understandable. 

Who can believe in a “God” who’s mostly a cliché –
And who many fail to take seriously anymore?

Let’s throw over the old words
And start over
In order to fall in love with God again –
Preferably speechlessly.

Let the words for “love of God”
Be expressed primarily by sparkling eyes
As if falling in love for the first time!

2 thoughts on “WE DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT WORDS FOR GOD

  1. I like it all but especially the last stanza – what an image!

    Speaking of words – My email from the Church of the Savior folks includes this fascinating rethinking – freedom is such an important concept. to you this may just work –

    (In a bold translation of the Gospels by the First Nations people, entitled *Walking the Good Road *, they chose to interpret the name Jesus as “Creator Sets Free.”

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