Life is complicated – deal with it


“A basic fact about the universe faced by all grownups is that life is complicated. Therefore, a revelation which claims to help us navigate the enormous complexity of human existence is going to be complex too. To protest this is like demanding the science of cardiology be “simplified” or declaring that doctors have made the human heart a thing of impenetrable complexity in order to humbug the public with their priestcraft.” – Mark Shea

Amen. Getting to know an all-knowing, all-powerful, infinite God can not be done in a speed-dating round. It is no one night stand. It’s a life-long romance of mysterious depth and never-ending wonder – the kind that blows your mind, not tickles your fancy. We should all try not to forget that. The journey isn’t simple or easy, but it’s worth it.

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Artie September 3, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Hey Matthew have you read about Thomas Aquinas and how with all his knowledge of God that he had a vision, after which it seemed to him that all he had written was as straw, so he just stopped writing. I cannot even fathom that. If the vision he had was that powerful about God, that made him just stop writing because it was way way too much what could he have possibly seen?

Matthew Warner September 4, 2009 at 6:19 am

I do remember hearing that! That’s a perfect story to go with this topic. And it’s very humbling. Thank you, sir!

Catholic debating pro-life April 25, 2010 at 9:59 am

It’s also annoying-why didn’t he write down the vision?

Sue June 8, 2011 at 5:04 pm

We couldn’t handle it.

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