Wednesday, April 21, 2021

With Saint Anselm

I do not try to reach your lofty heights, O Lord, since my understanding is in no way equal to that. But I do desire to understand your truth just a little, that truth that my heart believes and loves. I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe so that I may understand. For … unless I believe, I shall not understand.
Saint Anselm of Canterbury

The dark mystery of a hidden humble faith brings us to a depth of understanding born of humility. We believe, even as we acknowledge what do not know or may never know or completely understand. In humility, we acknowledge our limits and finiteness. We let God be God, magnificent, extravagant but also hidden and quiet and unremarkable.