Did God create the world because God was lonely? By definition, God (omnipotent, omnipresent, yada yada yada) couldn't be lonely right? That would mean that God lacked something. But heresy aside, the image of God as little child with no one to play with, using a child-like imagination to make platypus' and big ass whales (as the story goes) is a compelling one. Because a kid's imagination, weird and stubborn as it tends to be, is powerful and boundless. Without seeing life and relationships as this irresistible thing that contains a multitude of possibilities that sparks such a weird and stubborn desire that we are willing to reach out and give life to stuff, then loneliness wouldn't be a thing at all.
December 21, 2018