Each day during Lent I'm updating my blog around the theme of WIGIAT? or Where is God in all this?
At my internship congregation, my supervisor, Pr. Will, always talked about the wisdom that had been shared with him. P>A: Process is greater than answer. Normally, this is apparent in healthy, vibrant groups of people. Process is greater than answer because the process is enjoyable, and people like being around one another, and find reasons to do so. Or, big occasions, like Easter or Christmas are less about how everything should be in just the right place, and more about everyone getting together in the same place. Process is greater than answer, because you're not just trying to get somewhere, you're journeying together.
When it comes to God, it's all about the process, in fact, our whole existence and purpose are about God's creative process. This is why Jesus died on a cross instead of asking God to send a legion of angels to destroy those who arrested him and to ultimately answer the problem of sin. Thank goodness for this, because in God's creative process, we have not been destroyed, but empowered to take part with God in this process.
Many times, processes break down because of competing agendas, which mirror competing personalities. Unfortunately, these competing agendas, and our failed processes divide us. Yet in the process of God, we are given the chance to be reunited with each other, and called to share in the process of mending the entire universe, that God, the inventor of the creative process, is undertaking.