The move towards God [is] a journey into divine darkness …
while religious knowledge begins as an experience of entering into the light, the deeper we go, the more darkness we find in that light.
Gregory of Nyssa
An excerpt from Peter Rollins book – How (Not) to Speak of God:
“By exploring the idea that God cannot be reduced to our understanding or experience, we can already draw out two insights regarding the a/theological approach. First, this a/theology views our denominations as arising as a response to God; and second, it acknowledges that these denominations do not make objective claims concerning God. In short, it sees our various denominations as different ways of speaking about our beloved in a manner which maintains epistemological (knowing) silence. We must speak and yet we must maintain our silence, we must maintain distance amidst the proximity of God, and we must worship while being careful not to make God into the object of our worship: for God is the subject before whom we worship. This site of uncertainty and unknowing is often a frightening place to dwell, but while the comfort provided by religion is placed into a certain distress by the idea of doubt, this distress too is not without certain comfort. For while we do not grasp God, faith is born amidst the feeling that God grasps us.”
I want to say that again and again and again …
For while we do not grasp God, faith is born amidst the feeling that God grasps us.