The limits to our understanding

If God’s incomprehensibility does not grip us in a word,

if it does not draw us into his superluminous darkness,

if it does not call us out of the little house of our homely, close-hugged truths ...

we have misunderstood the words of Christianity. 

For they all speak of the unknown God who only reveals to give himself as the abiding mystery.

Karl Rahner sj., 1904 – 1984 Jesuit Theologian, Poetry and the Christian.

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