God may well be with us in our mansions on the hill…I hope so. He may well be with us in all manner of controversial stuff. Maybe….Maybe not. But the one thing we can all agree…all faiths, all ideologies…is that God is with the vulnerable and the poor. God is in the slums, in the cardboard houses where the poor play house. God is in the silence of a mother who has infected child with a virus that will end both their lives. God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war. God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives. And God is with us…if we are with them. Bono
Titus 1:12-13a 12 Even one of their own men, a prophet from Crete, has said about them, “The people of Crete are all liars, cruel animals, and lazy gluttons.” 13 This is true.
Then they took him to the high council of the city. [a] “Come and tell us about this new teaching,” they said. 20 “You are saying some rather strange things, and we want to know what it’s all about.” 21 (It should be explained that all the Athenians as well as the foreigners in Athens seemed to spend all their time discussing the latest ideas.)a 22 So Paul, standing before the council, addressed them as follows: “Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious in every way, 23 for as I was walking along I saw your many shrines. And one of your altars had this inscription on it: ‘To an Unknown God.’ This God, whom you worship without knowing, is the one I’m telling you about.
Romans 2:14 14 Even Gentiles, who do not have God’s written law, show that they know his law when they instinctively obey it, even without having heard it.
1 Thessalonians 5: Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. 20 Do not scoff at prophecies, 21 but test everything that is said.