Today we grapple with the knowledge that God is both the problem and the solution, the search and the treasure, the hunger and the sustenance that lie at our very core.
It is God for whom we long most deeply, God whom we sometimes find it so difficult to feel and perceive, and it is God who is the endpoint of all our journeys, in this life and the next.
Remember the algebraic equations that made your 5th hour class a living hell all the way through eighth grade?
They all had some incomprehensible string of letters and numbers followed by the dreaded phrase: “Solve for x.”
God is the x hiding in the string of letters and numbers and the x in the final worked out solution.
But we are forever thinking we have reached the solution only to discover it leads to another question. Continue reading