"God is not a Christian, and sometimes, he lets us misunderstand her." Desmond Tutu (Arch Bishop of South Africa)
First of all, I heard this brilliant man say this brilliant thing about 3 years ago. Even then it struck me as profound. Today it strikes me in this light: This could explain why so often I find myself unfulfilled in a church service. We are trying to understand God on Christian terms. This is not whole. **Not that I hate the church. Hate is a strong word. let's not jump to any bitter bonnie (wierd, iiii can't believe i just came up with a new name association...debbie downer...sensitive suzy....the list goes on and on) conclusions. **
There was something else I was going to say about this, but my family keeps talking to me so now it's evaded me.
OHHH I remember. A good friend of mine once said, "Christ is continually representing himself differently, extremely differently, in each new generation." And this gives me hope.