Some have suggested to me that whilst in the midst of ‘blogging blues’ I should reblog old stuff. Well, I’ve searched through the archives and can find nothing better than to reblog one of Wifey’s posts. So enjoy:
Stuart has asked if I wished to write a blogpost, I share regularly on forums, but never quite had the courage to go ‘public’. So forgive me if my post is not very polished, as I’m not a writer but more or a reader who likes to ponder.
Recently I had been pondering on mystery and how easily the words ‘divine mysteries of God’ roll off the tongue. To borrow from St Augustine, ‘my faith seeks understanding’ and yet so often I am too quick in trying to define the mysteries, through thought and language.
I think that at times, I begin to lose the flavour or essence of mystery, in my concerted effort to understand God and then define Him in such depth within dogmatic and theological terms. Strangely or not so strangely, depending on one’s viewpoint, the deeper I go, the less certain of certainty I become, the simpler my faith becomes.
Take recently, I have been reading just about anyone’s and everyone’s commentaries and exegesis on the 1st three chapters of Genesis, from the Early Church Fathers, to the writings of the Holy Father. Yet after copious amounts of study, I have come to the simple conclusion of the mystery of Creation is just that, a divine wondrous mystery, and when this hits one afresh, it is breathtaking.
I am so blessed that we are able to reach into the treasure trove of wisdom and revelation of the faithful that have gone before us. And we could spend many lifetimes pondering on the mysteries of God, and still not understand. I know that our faith seeks God like a newborn seeks and finds comfort, security and love nestled at her Mother’s breast, our faith yearns to be united once again from whence it came. So although God is the Unknowing Cloud, when we seek Him this means to enter into a more mysterious, more incomprehensible, and a more hidden place.
Perhaps to be there is to be within the essence of God Himself.
And yes, I have asked Wifey to contribute more to the blog.
Tags: Christian Life