The More You Know

The more you know, if you are honest and self-aware, the more you realize you don’t know.

Beware. I am again sipping from the flowing river of 2,000 years of Christian thought and experience.

Today, no doubt not unlike many eras of Christians before us, there are many Christians who are certain they know exactly what God wants and they are not bashful about telling the rest of us where we’re wrong and how we should live.

Except…so much of what they say fails the consistency test with what their supposed Master taught.

What I think God said versus what Jesus thought God said…Let’s go with me.

But…

St. John of the Cross, and not him alone, remarked that the closer you get to God, the more you realize how incomprehensible he is. He said that even the saints in heaven who are closest to God realize just how incomprehensible is God.

Those of us who choose contemplation hoping for a glimpse of God realize that the more we know, the more we don’t know.

Beware the human who tells you with utmost assurance exactly who God is and what he wants.

The rest of us are just pilgrims and sojourners in a foreign land trying to live with-God and finding that difficult. Let alone take responsibility for telling someone else exactly how to live.

We cultivate a beginner’s mind, just taking a step one day at a time.

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