‘Am I comfortable under the eye of God? Or is God getting too close?’
We are strange and lovely creatures. We can ache for God, yet find
ourselves becoming nervous if God gets too close.
After all, the closer God gets, the more we hear the call to be divine.
It is both exciting and frightening to hear that call.”
- MacRina Wiederkehr
Sometimes we all struggle with intimacy issues in our relationship with God. We long for enlightenment, we devote ourselves to spiritual practice, we ponder and reflect and journal. And then, inexplicably, we find ourselves pulling away from all of that, longing to be normal and enjoy life like everyone else, to not feel guilty for not being perfect, to be able to just laugh and have fun and be vain and superficial and not have it bother us. This is all entirely normal! It doesn’t mean we’re bad; it means we’re divinely human.