Between a ‘thought’ and a
‘word,’ the later is an
outward expression of an internal
entity. To a simple beholder who
may not strain to venture beyond
the verbal world, a ‘thought’ is an
obscurity. Though they both seem
to be different, they are not and
cannot be divided. Simply put, a
‘word’ is a thought clothed in a
presentable or an audible apparel.
To consider which is the greatest
between ‘thought’ and “word,’ a
thought is greater than the word
because of its self-existence and
the vast idea embodied with.
However, what use is it, if its selfexistence
is not expressed in words
and made evident. Hence, words
become an inevitable necessity if
the thought has to express
itself. They both need each other.
The analogy is, if God is that
thought [invisible and
inconceivable,] Jesus is the Word
[visible and conceivable.] Words are visible evidence of an invisible entity.
Man at his core is a spirit being. In pursuit
of his spiritual hunger, he sought God and
found Him in His creation which appealed
more realistic than the reality itself.
Creation is not God. On the contrary, it
bears the cracks and the curse from its fallen
nature along with the fallen man. Man took
for granted each fragment of the broken
picture as reality. No wonder we have so
many versions and images of God. As
Francis Bacon says, “an idol is a picture
mistaken for reality, a thought mistaken for
This is where man has come to be and is
complacent about. That is why the cycle of
human fate or karma goes on and on in
circles rather than in a cycle; a circle is
endless and a cycle is progressive.
Jesus said, “I and my Father are one.” He
again said, “My Father is greater than I.”
What do these contrasting statements
mean? Either Jesus was contradicting
Himself or He is inciting us to a deeper
truth. To understand this, we must
understand a simple rule; ‘thought’ and
‘word’ are the same in one sense
and in another sense, they are
different, where the ‘thought’
stands at a higher plain. A word is
the limited form of a thought which
by nature is vast and limitless.
Jesus is that inconceivable
expression of God who became the
visible Word clothed in human
flesh and dwelt among men so that
man may understand the limitless
expression of God in a limited
human version which is Jesus
At Christmas Jesus became that
Limited Edition of God so He
could transcend God to man in
human form and expression.
In Christ the picture is full and free
from all distortion; a picture is
worth, a thousand words and Jesus
is that single Picture of a thousand
words about God that man had
been searching for.
The full version of God can be experienced
when we embrace and
A mother has a natural bond with a child but a father has to build one.