Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Hmm …

… The Hard Labor of Christian Apologetics - The Catholic Thing. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Maybe something other than apologetics is needed. Consider the fromThe Cloud of Unknowing:

A man may know completely and ponder thoroughly every created thing and its works, yes, and God’s works, too, but not God himself. Thought cannot comprehend God. And so, I prefer to abandon all I can know, choosing rather to love him whom I cannot know.1 Though we cannot know him we can love him. By love he may be touched and embraced, never by thought. Of course, we do well at times to ponder God’s majesty or kindness for the insight these meditations may bring. But in the real contemplative work you must set all this aside and cover it over with a cloud of forgetting. Then let your loving desire, gracious and devout, step bravely and joyfully beyond it and reach out to pierce the darkness above.2 Yes, beat upon that thick cloud of unknowing with the dart of your loving desire and do not cease come what may.

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