This I discovered today when I went to the blog of John Alwyine-Mosely, whose site is called A Tentative Quaker. His post "A Quaker Doing Theology" is about his use of the Creative Whack Pack to deal with this question:
or views of God?
During his exploration of this question, John realized that he needs to avoid being "over-rational and intellectual" about the experience of God. And he shares this joke about Jesus which I think is just wonderful:
And Jesus said unto them, "And whom do you say that I am?"
"You are the totaliter aliter, the vestigious trinitatum who speaks to us in the modality of Christo-monism.”
"You are he who heals our ambiguities and overcomes the split of angst and existential estrangement; you are he who speaks of the theonomous viewpoint of the analogia entis, the analogy of our being and the ground of all possibilities.”
"You are the impossible possibility who brings to us, your children of light and children of darkness, the overwhelming roughness’ in the midst of our fraught condition of estrangement and brokenness in the contiguity and existential anxieties of our ontological relationships.”
“You are my Oppressed One, my soul's shalom, the One who was, who is, and who shall be, who has never left us alone in the struggle, the event of liberation in the lives of the oppressed struggling for freedom, and whose blackness is both literal and symbolic.”This cracked me up. How easy it is to get trapped in our own words and concepts — especially the complex ones — and miss out on the experience of what's actually happening. (Variations of this joke could be applied to a lot of different fields.)
And Jesus replied, "Huh?"