God is Essence
Our Limited thinking makes it hard for us to not think of God as being a male deity--which intellectually we know is so Silly, and at the very least limiting. Even if one points how Jesus refers to him as the father, that is only because our limited minds couldn't think of anything that wasn't animal, plant, mineral, or man,. Would it seem silly to call God a Daisy? I guess now it may seem silly to some. But, is Love male or female? Love is both good and bad, "Boy do I love me some smothered-fried-chicken, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, biscuits with lots of butter, cobbler and ice cream." When I taught high school my analogy was always a rose--a simple to point out the beauty and the thorn. To me God is the ultimate expression of love and for our puny brains to express this is impossible, our language is so finite.