Monday, 7 February 2011
In Prince Caspian, Lucy meets Aslan again:
“Aslan,” said Lucy, “you’re bigger.”
“That is because you are older, little one,” answered he.
“Not because you are?”
“I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger.”
Most things grow smaller as we grow larger, but God grows with us and he becomes less comprehensible - by the intellect - as we are able to comprehend more and more.
I don't know where you find God most?
In prayer? In Church? In those you help? In those who help you? In moments of Joy? At times of pain? Within yourself? In work? In the bible? In poetry or music? In Nature? In Church? In good company? In solitude? In your mistakes? In your failures? In your doubts? In your fears? In your death?
Of course if God is manifest in all his creation we should be able to find him within every part of life and we should also see death as a meeting place where we discover how big God is - more so than we could have imagined. But sometimes we find him in the secular as much as the religious, in the small as well as the large, in the practical, everyday and mundane. Perhaps he was even behind the sofa all the time!