Remember when you got the wind knocked out of you? Nothing previously can prepare you for this moment, and there is no assurance that the next breath will come. This is the unknown.
Western theology tends to minimize mystery and maximize analysis. If we are not careful, we lose the sense of the sacred which must always attend the theological task... We are dealing with a mystery too large for our minds or our pens. The preservation of a sense of holiness and reverence about all this is something we dare not lose. To do so would be to turn spirituality into something more akin to an element than an encounter.
How do I describe mystery? How do I help another to embrace mystery and walk in it… to use it and welcome it in its drawing people?…… Read more “Mystery… who gets it?!?”