Lenten Calendar–Week 5

Mar 25, 2012

I like the theme for my 2012 Lenten calendar–names for God. When I look at the collection so far, I notice both the richness and the inadequacy of the words. How many names would it take to accurately describe the vastness and magnificence of our God?–many more than I know.

The calendar reminded me of another visual image. When my younger son was small, he said, “I think God is like a big patchwork quilt. Each patch is a different kind of skin or fur or feather of all of the creatures in the world.” I loved the image of this quilt and imagined it extending infinitely in every direction. Being wrapped in this spectacular, endless quilt of God would be a lush, comforting (and maybe a little terrifying) experience.

Quilt drawing from the back cover of Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God, Paraclete Press, 2007