Rather, I’m claiming, God is ir-rational, in the sense that God does not color inside the lines we try to draw for him -- lines of reason, logic, and what's practical or possible.
And God is ir-rational in the sense that God does not ration or hold back.
God is far more generous (in grace), extravagant (in welcome), and abundant (in love) than we can ever get our heads around.
Today, in anticipation of St. James’ Day on Sunday, I want to spell out one implication of this claim about God.
In one of the prayers in The Book of Common Prayer we pray: “Almighty God, by your Holy Spirit you have made us one with your saints in heaven and on earth: Grant that in our earthly pilgrimage we may always be supported by this fellowship of love and prayer.”
People we refer to as “saints” are not just good examples. Saints are not just models of faith who are supposed to inspire us in ou…