"The problem with putting God in a box is it leads to trying to squeeze those around you into the same box & if they resist they are labeled as outsiders. Some people find security & the illusion of control inside a box. History has proven at some point many outgrow the box… then often mistake outgrowing the box with resenting the box. I no longer resent the box because it was a necessary part of my spiritual growth.
From my friend, Joshua Guild
Posted on his Facebook Wall
May 25, 2011"
I can't say I agree with the entire article, but I certainly had to stop a moment to think. I have experienced this very type of painful experience-outgrowing the box. I think there had to be a grieving period around that for me. I sometimes missed the box, and wished I could climb back in. I wanted to go back to a simple idea of God that I felt comfortable with, and knew the answers to. And there was some anger, well, lots of anger. But now, I can wholeheartedly agree with the last sentence in the quote. "I no longer resent the box because it was a necessary part of my spiritual growth." I suppose in most ways this is the goal-getting from resentment to appreciation.
My next question has to be...have I just put God into a bigger sized box? Luckily, I can be ok with that for now, and know that I am exactly where I need to be.