The Cloud of Unknowing…

So, about that title? The author is a 14th century Christian Mystic, Dame Julian of Norwich who, according to some sources, was the first woman to actually get a work in print. I’ve appropriated her book’s title, to signify the state of ‘unknowing’ that I’ve settled into, having decided that with my human limitations, I have no way to see or really understand the mind of God, or his Reality.  I’ve stopped measuring my understanding by what I know, since I/we/you know nothing… We exist within the limitations of our own minds, experiences, lives, and characters…  I have come to believe that embracing this ‘state of unknowing’ is the only way to reconcile who we are with who God is, and why our versions of reality falls so far short of His…

A lot has happened since the last time my blog was active… I am no longer affiliated with a local church community, I’ve changed my voter registration to Democrat, I’ve adopted two really wonderful rescue dogs who have, in turn, rescued me from isolation, loneliness, obesity, and lovelessness. I now know all my neighbors! Life has improved for me.

Life is like that, huh?

On broader issues, my country appears to be headed for a series of state-sponsored pogroms, under an all-Republican governmental structure–presidency, Congress, the Cabinet, the Pentagon, the Supreme Court, US Security and Intelligence agencies, and most states. The targets of these pogroms, according to the president-elect, his communications director/handler, and congressional majority leaders,  are anyone who disagrees with their agendas,  the media, immigrants, Muslims, democrats, the disabled, elderly, sick, minorities, and the bottom 98% of US citizens. We are in for a very difficult four years…

Are any of you out here in this cloud with me?

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