There is so much going on in my life right now. I don't know why I can't collect my thoughts into a coherent train of thought.
Next weeks lesson is on God the Father. Baisically, what I've learned so far is that God the Father is too big of a topic. Oh well. What I really find captivating is his holiness, perhaps because this distinguishing characteristic can be experienced by anyone. What I really mean is that everyone understands what it is not to be holy. Maybe the handout should contain a list of "all" of God's attributes with common sense definitions. That would be pretty cool. But, I don't want to overwhelm people... Or do I? Why shouldn't I overwhelm people? That is exactly what God does when you begin to experience Him. I don't want to be confusing, but why shouldn't I go full-out? I think I will.
Immutable - God is the same, yesterday, today and tomorrow
Holy - God is totally sinless and, therefore, somehow separate from us
Omnipotent - God can do anything that is logically possible
Omnipresent - While God is separate from the things he made, he is present everywhere
Eternal - It is not that God lives for a really long time, it is more like He exists outside of time. Whoa...
Just - with God the punishment always fits the crime
Merciful - God relents from punishing us out of his kindness
Kind - God does things for our benefit, just because that's who He is
Loving - God loves all of his creations
Good - The easiest way to define this is to say that God is not bad, or arbitrarily mean