On Human Creeds and Such…

All creeds are human attempts to capture in human words the experience of the divine. The words we use to describe the divine will differ in every generation. There is no such thing as an unchanging universal language. No one can be bound by the words of a generation that no longer exists and that includes the words of our creeds. God is a living experience and talking about that experience will take different forms in every generation. None of those forms will ever be ultimate nor will any of them ever capture truth for all time. Words like infallible and inerrant have no place in the Christian vocabulary. – Bishop John Shelby Spong

“Out of the Question” – By David Wilcox

Case closed. I was certain in my youth

God knows, I had my scientific proof

In my mind,  I thought I saw the truth

Never looked beyond my lenses;  never saw that it was you

Out of the question

So the answer I could never see

Out of the question

I look for you and you find me

Out of the question

You’re closer than the air I breath

But out of the question

And into the mystery

My heart – brings me to my knees

There’s God:   the forest for the trees

Move me,  like the wind will stir  the leaves

I give way to the mystery like the branches in the breeze    and I’m...

Out of the question

Catch the wind inside my fist?   No it’s

Out of the question

Try to trap you and I know I’ve missed

Out of the question

The place you will always be,   is

Out of the question

And into the mystery

Truth is there for finding, but the logic that’s involved

is a mystery  unwinding,  not a problem to be solved

Out of the question

I look for You, and You find me

Out of the question

In truth you will always be

Out of the question

You’re closer than the air I breath

Out of the question...   and Into the mystery!

© David Wilcox, all rights reserved

Here is an outstanding cover version of this song on YouTube –