11 November 2008

Known and Unknown

Faith brings together the known and the unknown so that they overlap: or rather, so that we are aware of their overlapping... faith incorperates the unknown into our everyday life in a living, dynamic and actual manner. The function of faith is not to reduce mystery to rational clarity, but to integrate the unknown and the known together in a living whole, in which we are more and more able to transcend the limitations of external self.

~Thomas Merton

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