We realize that our use of the word “God” evokes for some an entity which is judgmental, condemning, harsh, shaming, and even violent. That has not been our experience of the Divine. While we know we can’t begin to affix a definition to God, it seems important to us to give language to what we mean when we use that word. What we know is a Reality which welcomes all, sustains all, nurtures all, embraces all, and Is, in fact the All. We lean on the understanding of Teihard de Chardin who wrote that Love is the very fabric and structure of the universe.