Absence of God

On the face of it, the absence of God would seem to be the major problem for those who seek Him. Especially those who have started out on their journey as a result of religious experiences, those who have caught a glimpse of the footprints of the ox. These awaken something within, something previously unknown and unsuspected – a hunger, a yearning, an emptiness which nothing can fill. From time to time there are glimpses, a sense of a presence, a feather-light touch, of love undreamt.

 

And then comes darkness. One stands at the edge of a void and feels the vertigo of an irresistible attraction. And then there are only memories of what once was. The sense of presence fades and is gone. The desire and the hunger and the yearning fade and then are gone. There remains only emptiness and the absence of desire. And yet…

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