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What Do You Mean by “God”? — Jake Owensby

April 13, 2019

A powerful reflection as we enter Holy Week… thank you, Jake!

In everyday conversation people say “God” a lot.

They say “Thank God” and “Praise God.” “For God’s sake” and “Good God.” When my maternal grandmother was surprised or astonished she used to press her palms against her cheeks and say, “Mein Gott!” in a sort of Austrian version of “ay caramba!”

Sometimes I can only mutter “Oh God” in grief or regret or horror…

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