Driving home one evening recently, I happened to catch Joan Osborne’s ‘What If God was One of Us?’ on the radio. With Christmas shopping finally in full swing (belatedly, due to the recession), the refrain arrested my attention: what if God were one of us? What if God were a stranger on the bus? What if God were just a slob like one of us? What if God were a child in a manger?
Indeed, what if.