Monday, 1 October 2012

Who is God?

I'm always amazed at the profound accuracy with which Douglas Wood brings to life the endless tension that exists in our experience of God as both distant and intimate in this wonderfully written children's book.

"No," said the star,
"God is a twinkling
and a shining,
far, far away."

"No," replied the ant,
"God is a sound
and a smell and a feeling,
who is very, very close."

"God," said the antelope,
"is a runner, swift and free,
who loves to leap and race with the wind."
~ Old Turtle, Douglas Wood