This article a friend posted on facebook today, sent my brain into a whirlwind of thoughts that I just HAD to put somewhere. I started to share my thoughts on facebook but then quickly realized what a mistake it would be to drag that drama into my life today. People really have a hard time with things like this but I don’t know why it has to be that way. So, the article is about a catholic priest that died for 48 minutes and came back to life. He experienced God as a being of light that was feminine and motherly.
So, of course the comment section is full of people getting upset and offended and calling the priest a liar or just crazy. Maybe he really is not fully mentally coherent. But still, the thought of God being motherly is an attractive thought to me. Why does it make everyone so upset that God can be motherly? The article title was misleading, I think. The priest didn’t exactly say, “God is a woman”. He said God was a “being of light” that felt feminine and motherly. Even though I had always referred to God as “He”, I do remember a discussion about how God is actually neither male nor female. God is just “God”. I had forgotten about this concept but it makes sense to me that God is genderless. If God made man and woman after “His” own image, then couldn’t God’s “image” be both male and female? God could be motherly and/or fatherly whenever God wants to. God is God, after all. God can do whatever God wants! 🙂
I find it very comforting to consider crossing over to the other side after death and being greeted with a motherly embrace from God. Why can’t people relax and remind themselves that they don’t know everything there is to know about God. Why can’t people consider the fact that God and the other side is so different and outside of our human comprehension that it’s near impossible to describe it with words. That priest did the best he could with the words he has. I am sad for the priest that people will shun him and pass him off as crazy. I almost feel slightly offended that God being “feminine” and “motherly” is so offensive to so many people! What’s so bad about that?! Geez.