God is a Mystery Quote

“You know how no one really knows for sure what God looks like? Or what God is all about?  We just have to collect clues and then when we die, we will find out what God is, and if our clues were right. Kind of like a Nancy Drew mystery…when I think of God, I think of a really good Nancy Drew mystery.”

–Clara Place, age seven

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My weekly quotes and "Notes from Flights" are my attempt to learn how to soar through life's unknowns with grace and gratitude. Thank you for flying with me. --Melissa Myers Place, writer, reader, massage therapist, mother, wife, and daughter
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2 Responses to God is a Mystery Quote

  1. Mary Daniel says:

    You know Clara, I think you may be on to something. We can’t see him, as we see others around us, and what he represents is as varied for us as individuals as our taste in music or the outcome of a good Nancy Drew novel. So he is a bit of a mystery and I, for one, would appreciate the opportunity to solve the mystery. Sounds like you feel the same way! Perhaps that will happen when I die, as you suggest, or perhaps it will never happen. In the meantime I will continue to ponder the clues and hopefully remain open to some kind of spiritual influence, in whatever form makes the most sense for me. Anyway, thank you for writing such an interesting essay. It put a smile on my face and gave me lots to think about. Keep writing!

  2. Seth says:

    Melissa,
    Please ask Clara if I can use that quote on a Sunday morning sometime. That is great. As an adult, the challenge becomes (at least for many of the people I deal with), “Are we even willing to start looking for clues?”
    Peace! And thank you Clara!

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