Both at once

Infinite, intimate God; this night you kneel before your friends and wash our feet.      Bound together in your love, trembling, we drink your cup and watch.                           From the New Zealand Prayer Book: Maundy Thursday prayer.

beautiful

This is one of my favorite prayers for several reasons. I want to talk about one. I don’t think before this I ever heard God called infinite and intimate. What a wonderful image. This is what many people would call an oxymoron (two things that don’t fit together). God is both with us in every moment and so infinite we cannot grasp it. How can this be? Yet He is God!

Infinite, intimate God, help us to see that you are all things and with you anything is possible. AMEN

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