Friday, July 11

Hands and Dove 2

Faith is not about understanding the ways of God.  It is not about maneuvering God into a position of human subjugation, making a God who is a benign deity who exists to see life as we do.  Faith, in fact, is not about understanding at all.  it is about awe in the face of the God of all.  And it is awe that inspires an alleluia to the human soul.

Faith is about reverencing precisely what we do not understand–they mystery of the Life Force that generates life for us all.  It is about grounding ourselves in a universe so intelligent, so logical, so clearly loving that only a God in love with life could possibly account for it completely.

from Uncommon Gratitude by Joan Chittister