“Intimacy With God – Jesus the Model”
“Intimacy with God” is addressed to people looking for a life of intimacy with God, and describes the journey of the search for God. It sees God as he is: “inside” the universe because the universe is in him. This book goes to the deepest knowledge of God that we may attain, because the intimacy with God is based in the knowledge of God, and is proportional to one’s knowledge of God. Starting from what we see and touch in everyday life, it guides the reader into the depths of God.
Inspired by their faith, people go to revelation in their search for God; but they often forget that the concept of God cannot contradict science, and that we must use reason also to have a true concept of God. This book has in mind these three ways to know God, and comes to the realization that God is very close in our daily life, and that we may live in a constant and intimate relationship with him.
In one aspect it is a profound theological insight into the depths of God living in the unfathomable abyss of eternity; and at the same time it is also a philosophical reflection on what a human mind may know, reasonably, about God. God is not “there,” God is “here” because the universe is in God.
But God is also approachable; one can “reach” him, and have an intimate relationship with him. It is at this point and under a Christian view, that Jesus—in his human nature—is seen as the Model of that intimacy with God. One of the most captivating characteristics of Jesus is his devotion to God, and the book shows Jesus as the Prototype of identification with God. This is the conclusion of the book: a holistic view where “God is all in all” as Paul said, and everything will come to “oneness” with God.
Through the Incarnation God gave humankind, in Jesus, a perfect Model of intimacy with him, and showed his purpose of being like a man. The Councils of the Church directed the attention of the faithful to the divinity of Jesus, but we may wonder if the intention of God was more the “humanization” of God than the “divinization” of man. The book sees Jesus, the Man, devoted to God, and his ‘divinization’ as the symbol of the last, common goal of every human being, “oneness” with God.
When people demand a definition of God their request is unreasonable because God is unlimited; and when the enemies of God demand a physical proof of his existence, their request is irrational: God—the spiritual One—is non-physical; spiritual and physical are mutually exclusive and contradictory.
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