The children's classic "The Runaway Bunny" might seem an odd place to begin a theological reflection. But for a child who has ever tested the strength of a parent's love, this story offers both reassurance and challenge.
I do not conceive of God as a person and find the symbol of an autocrat to be problematic, rather than majestic. Yet the melody of the Avinu Malkeinu remains haunting, and the effect it has on me is powerful. That is, until I stop to think about the meaning of the words themselves.