Clothing God

“When saw we thee… naked, and clothed thee?” Some societies have clothed God as a fierce warrior, a regal king, a father, mother, a shepherd, a lamb, a primal hunter or agricultural being. Each of these clothings reflects a people’s vision of the ideal being and offers ways to become more like that being. Julian of Norwich struggled for thirty-years to “re-clothe God” because her revelation of Christ did not match her Catholic version of him. We can learn much from her about how our visions of God can change as we grow “line upon line, precept upon precept.”

Carrie McLachlan