How do you feel god's presence? I've never felt anything like it and i was wondering whats your personal experience
i think that culturally we sometimes hold on to a notion that confirmation of belief is always going to feel like an earth-shattering experience, an upheaval, a force so powerful it cracks our souls apart. while there are spiritual experiences such as these, i can’t say i’ve ever had one, and maybe if i do in the future how i view god will change. but for now, i see god like this:
have you ever sat in science class learning in awe about how the universe exploded all at once with a bang into being? have you ever held a nautilus shell and admired the geometric perfection of its spiral? have you ever danced barefoot in summer grass with the earth warm on your soles? have you ever laughed so hard your ribs hurt? have you ever held a boy in your arms and dreamt about what his smile might look like as you lie beside each other in the dark? have you ever walked gladly in the rain with no umbrella? have you ever bit down into the sweetness of a ripe peach? have you ever sang your heart out with the car radio on high? have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and realized that you were feeling not just okay, but good, but great?
that, to me, is god. the small, tender moments of beauty