…paltry little definitions

A quote:

“I don’t fear the questions any more. I know that they are all part of the process of coming to union with God and refusing to make an idol of anything less. The point is that during that difficult time I didn’t try to force anything. I simply lived in the desert believing that whatever life I found there was life enough for me. I believed that God was in the darkness. It is all part of the purification process and should be revered. It takes away from us our paltry little definitions of God and brings us face-to-face with the Transcendent. It is not to be feared. It is simply to be experienced. Then, God begins to live in us without benefit of recipes and rituals, laws, and “answers”—of which there are, in the final analysis, none at all.”

(Sister Joan Chittister, Benedictine nun, from “In My Own Words”)
Found it at: The Daily Dish under “Sheer Christianity”
I no longer fear the questions, either, although a bit of worry does creep in periodically. As no one intends on becoming addicted to anything, so does no one intend on losing one’s faith by dwelling too long on questions. There is a balance, as for all things. Moderation in all things. “All things are permissible, but not all things are beneficial. All things are permissible, lest one be mastered by anything.” – Paul