Monday, September 10, 2007

The Mystery

If we ever get to a point of absolute knowledge—if ever we discontinue our search, our interpretation and reinterpretation of our experience then we’ll have no need for God. Who is God anyway without mystery? This reality is either unsettling or incredibly liberating. If we believe that we can in fact get to that point of absolute knowledge and certainty then if we believe in God we’ll be unsettled by the fact that God could someday disappear. Or if we don’t believe God exists, we’ll be unsettled by the fact that we may actually have to deal with God as a reality because no matter how much we learn we never do get to that point—we never seem to reach absolute truth—so God seems to get closer and closer.

But this reality can be liberating as well if we accept that relearning, reinterpretation must continue for truth is art. It means that in doubt, uncertainty, and irrationality God is very close by. The search continues and so the goals isn’t to resolve the mystery, rather it’s to live in it. The goal is not to find what we’re searching for, rather it’s simply to search. This is a very freeing thing. Where the mystery is still alive, God is still alive, waiting for us to stop and wonder.

1 comment:

Pastor Art said...

How does that go...

I belive in ...

the holy catholic Church

the communion of sanits

well said
Pastor Art