Have you been loved well by someone? So well that you are secure that person will receive you and will forgive your worst fault? That’s the kind of security the soul receives from God. When the soul lives in that kind of security, it is no longer occupied with technique. We don’t condemn people who don’t do it our way. All techniques, spiritual disciplines are just fingers pointing to the moon. But the moon is the important thing, not the pointing fingers.
~Richard Rohr, Everything Belongs
Where is God? is the title question. Let us begin by saying where God is not: in the empire. But mysteriously, God is in all the victims that the empire produces–and that we all produce. God is not very helpful in understanding the horrors of Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa. But the victims in those places help us not to be confused about God. He is not the God of the empire. The most courageous believers will tell us: he is the God of the victims. He is the God of Jesus, who was also a victim of the empire.
~Jon Sobrino, Where Is God?