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AnonymousDeleted UserSeptember 21, 2020 at 9:52 am
Thanks, Corinne. I have been haunted by this Buechner quote since I first read it, too—though I don’t think it’s necessarily or always bad. Our life (or our lens) is simply our primary way in which we experience and understand God, and it’s primarily through that experience that we follow God’s call. I do think you’re right in wondering if we can expand our own experience of God by engaging with others’ experiences. This is, I think, one of the reasons it is so important to listen to, read, and interact with others’ experience of God, especially those whose location (socially, politically, economically, etc.) is unlike our own.