This is the fourth quote from Alan Jones’ book, Reimagining Christianity:* (Which is very thought provoking.)
“Even as a young kid, God was to me an impenetrable mystery, yet I experienced this deep reality as personal. God wasn’t a person, but God was personal. By that I don’t mean private; I mean that the sense of the divine came to me through other persons and wasn’t and isn’t in the first instance, a matter of belief…Beliefs are a kind of ladder. When we get to our destination, the ladder can be kicked away.” xvii
* Ray Clark will lead a discussion of this book beginning Sunday, Sept. 11 at 9:30 in the Adult Class.