A Pilgrim's Catechism
The Occasional Thoughts of a 21st-Century Roman Catholic on Journey
Towards the Reign of God
Francesco di Giorgio Martini: God the Eternal Father
How is God eternal?
Humans, as well as all created things, have their being in successessive moments. What we are now is not what we were a moment ago nor what we shall be in a moment hence. Not only are we distributed over space, extending here and there, but also over time. God just is. He is in total possession of himself in the moment. When we say that God is eternal it is not that he always has been and always will be. God’s eternity is not endless time without any beginning. God does not have a past or a future. He exists in an ever-present, unchanging now. Not a fleeting now as for created beings. Rather an eternal now.