We want a God who supports us in our lust to dominate each other, who is thus a grandiose version of ourselves. And this is a God who is angry as we are, who differs from us only in having limitless power to impose his will and to punish. This is God-like-us, and it is the whole purpose of God’s self-disclosure to show us that there is no such being, which gives to our mind a huge breath of fresh air called Holy Spirit. In this fresh air, we see each other for the first time, in the love that God is.
Sebastian Moore, Poetry of the Word
Fr. Stuart introduced me to Sebastian Moore and this is a fine sample. The basic idea is not new, for Paul and Augustine and Luther and C.S. Lewis said much the same, but Moore’s way of seeing and saying old things is a breath of fresh air.