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Feather's Miscellany: On Being God

“In that sense, that God is in us and gives us an awareness of His presence, we can all be God and at one with Him,’’ writes John Waddington-Feather.

There are times when I feel like God; not, I hasten to add, on feeling omnipotent like the Emperor Caligula, who as he lay dying thought he was turning into a god. But when I’m in my garden on a warm summer’s day sipping tea on my patio in the shade of a fruit tree, which small birds flit among and the odd dragon fly whirrs past, I feel as God must feel when he looks down benignly on His Creation; when he sits back taking His rest, on the Sabbath of course, to view what is working well and giving Him satisfaction. So, like God, I view my lovely garden and the wood behind it with utter satisfaction, delight and contentment.

Of course, unlike God, I didn’t create the wood or the soil in which it and the whole garden grows; nor did I make the birds and the creatures which inhabit my garden and wood.; but I and my wife and our gardener have made something of the basic materials God has given us to create a garden and nurture a wood.

In that sense, that God is in us and gives us an awareness of His presence, we can all be God and at one with Him. Indeed, each little act of love and kindness is a sign of the living God inside us; for those loving acts are an attribute of Jesus Christ, within whose body as a man God revealed Himself for our redemption, and who still manifests Himself within us, Christ’s fellow men and women, today. Each time we create something beautiful, like a garden or work of art or a piece of writing or music, we are at one with the God within us.

John Waddington-Feather ©

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