We are reading, How Do I Find God? together as a congregation this summer. I’ve found the words within this volume help me find new doors to glimpsing a passing God. Some of the words give us a more lasting glimpse.
About three quarters through the book on page 145, Reverend John McNamee quotes philosopher, Gabriel Marcel, to say that the believer and unbeliever can communicate with each other only when the believer reveals the strains of unbelief within himself. Marcel points to Peter believing as he walks along the waves, then unbelieving, he sinks below…in a sense, faith and a lack of faith existing together in the same person at the same time.
Mcnamee picks up on this, explaining how the will nudges the intellect where the mind cannot go for want of clarity or evidence. That nudge, McNamee, says, is Grace.
How do we find God, it is asked…Reverend McNamee explains that upon entering this mystery of grace, it’s simply a matter of paying attention.