Faith in the Face of Mystery

galaxies_hubbleJust read this from The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A’ Kempis (a modern translation by William Creasy).  It’s from the last chapter in his classic book, including the very last words.

“God can do more than you can understand… Blessed is that simplicity that leaves the difficult paths of questioning and walks along the plain and firm road of God’s commandments… It is faith and a genuine, honest life that is required of you, not a lofty, intellect nor a deep understanding of God’s mysteries… Commit to almighty God all that you cannot understand…If God’s works were such that human reason could easily figure them out, they could not be said to be wonderful, nor would they be far too marvelous for words to express.”

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