Images of God

Jim Whalen:

When Tony wrote this and passed it to me to proof read, I thought how this fit so well with my  previous posts on the “Images of God”. Although I haven’t written anything on the subject in a while I continue to get many readers coming to my blog through searches on the subject.  It is for those readers that I am reblogging this here. May your image of God continue to be dynamic.

Originally posted on Faithscape:

Earlier this week one of my students shared with me that she learned that a friendcommitted suicide. She was really hurt and at the same time very angry. She said that her friend had so much potential and now he is gone. She also felt that he didn’t work hard enough to survive and wondered why he did not reach out to her for help. In her heart, she felt God will truly punish the friend because, in her words, ‘he was young, he had a lot of potential and he didn’t fight hard enough to survive.’ I shared with her that God may be disappointed in her friend, but God would not punish the friend. That God, better than us, understood his pain. She seemed relieved and said “I just wished my friend was still with us.”

After that conversation, I began to reflect how each of us…

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About Jim Whalen

Jim Whalen is a Theologian, Minister, Writer, Speaker, and Visual Artist. He has a Master of Divinity Degree from The Samuel DeWitt School of Theology at Virginia Union University. He is an advocate for LGBTQ equality and the integration of Spirituality and Sexuality. Jim is available for Speaking and can be contaced via this site or Upwardedge.com. Almost all of the illustrations used here are original works of art by me, Jim Whalen. If you would like to see more of my art visit my gallery at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhalensArt

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