October 15, 2016 by jmw
If God is always present, then there is no contrasting absence whereby God’s presence could rise to conscious notice. This would mean that the very constancy of God’s presence would paradoxically function to hide God’s presence from consciousness. This hiddenness is further emphasized by the fact that the content of God’s touch upon each concrescence occasion is toward an optimum mode of existence in the world. Thus God’s aim directs us toward the world, not necessarily toward God, and again, God is present in a mode of hiddenness.