»God not only loves to hear our stories, he loves to tell his own. And, quite simply, we are the story God tells. Our very lives are the words that come from his mouth. This insight has always fired the religious imagination, refusing to be rationalized or dismissed. The conviction that we are God’s story releases primordial impulses and out of a mixture of belligerence, gratitude, and imitation we return the compliment. We tell stories of God.«  John Shea, Stories of God

For this reason we use this page to regularly offer new stories and reflections out of the world of literature, music and art.

Nächster Abschnitt

»Do not conceal yourself«

Thus would I pray:

 

You - Mighty one who despises violence,

whose ground anchor is formed by law and justice.

With your fire roller burn away the lust for war the breeders of the acid burn.

Your flashes of lightning make visible the murky, exploitative machinations.

Your radiant face makes greed pale,

and gives an incubator's warmth to the newborns of life.

You have also shaken us gently-severely once again,

so that we paint pictures against hatred

– stories recount love –

and advance the path of hope.

Thank you for this - with the awareness

that you strengthen us through the food,

You call out to us ‘Do not be afraid’

and you go with us

on the rugged paths of life.

Amen.

 

 

Karl Ditt

Koblenz, May 23rd, 2024