s I walked past the huge display window of a department store, something caught my eye. In the lower left-hand corner of the glass was a small decal—round, white, and with a pale red cross in its center. Printed on its periphery were the words “LOVE THE GOD YOU KNOW, KNOW THE GOD YOU LOVE.”
Then I awoke from the dream. It was a curious dream and one that, with reflection, I saw as an invitation to come closer to God—to get to know Him and love Him as I never had before.
I was raised in a Christian tradition that revered a critical God. As I heard it, God kept an angel very busy recording each and every one of my many transgressions in the book of my life. I perceived that God wasn’t just judgmental and punitive, but that He eagerly waited for me to... »