(Join me in reading Enuma Okoro’s Silence -and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent.)
Why is it so difficult to grab hold of God’s goodness? I think there are many qualities of God’s character that seem more intuitive than His goodness: His power, His wisdom, even His sovereign control of this spinning planet.
But His goodness?
Or maybe it’s less that I doubt His goodness and more that I sense my unworthiness of it. How can God be good to me?
“Sometimes, when God offers a word, vision, or dream that seems too good to be true, we require a lot to believe it,” writes Okoro, referencing Zechariah’s disbelief at the angel’s announcement. “It is almost as though we have conditioned ourselves to have little or no expectations of divine generosity extended toward us.”