The number two google result for God leads us to Wikipedia…where you get a general definition of God as a supreme deity.
Karl Rahner defined God as the “inexhaustible one.” The “question which has no answer.” As much as we try to find out about God (through wikipedia, or Google, or other sources) we never really grasp all there is to know about God. At least some portion of God remains mystery. That is what makes God, God and us, not God. Rahner believed that even after death God remains mystery…which at first seemed disappointing to me, until I realized that this also means that life continues to go on beyond this world because of that same fact.
That has made me reflect today…while we strive for union with God (heaven) that should not be confused with BECOMING God. We will never be God. We will always be creation that may one day be united with God…but God will remain the God-self.
A book I’m reviewing, Blessed Are the Bored in Spirit, which I’d recommend for some light yet challenging reading tells us something profound about God.
“God would rather die than to be separated from His creation.”