The Face of God

23 Nov


     What do you think God’s face looks like? And what does that really mean? For me, to claim you’ve seen the face of God means that you’ve seen God up close and personal. You know what God looks like. There’s no doubt I’ve seen God’s face. You probably have, too. Rumi was a Persian Sunni Muslim, Sufi mystic poet extraordinaire.  He lived 1207 – 1273. He’s one of the most popular and best-selling poets in the United States. I receive a daily poem and find that his spirituality is deep and highly creative. Here’s one I received recently:

In the Koran it is written: “Wherever you turn, there is the Face of God.” That “Face” extends on all sides, forever and ever. Real lovers sacrifice themselves For the sake of that Face, and look for no reward.

– Jalal-ud-Din Rumi (Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi)

     Some think they have to read in a book what God is like. But all you have to do is look around you. The created world reveals the face of God. Beautiful. Creative. Harmonious. Adaptive. Forgiving. Visible and invisible. I wrote a post in March about it.

     Of course, that depends on who’s looking and what kind of energy, positive or negative, is leading them. Some people have an opposite view of the Originator of the Universe. And that’s the reality they must live with every day. With live with the face of God we see.

     So if you want to keep your positive energy and see a God that is good all the time, don’t let those who see a different face of God change your mind—unless you want to live with their reality and not your own.

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