We Can't Find God by Running Away

Posted by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jan 29, 2019 5:00:00 AM

We Can't Find God by Running AwayThe mystics teach us that one who tries to know and love God sooner or later becomes aware that God is unknowable, but one can love God intimately despite God’s ultimate unknowableness. With this awareness comes the further realization that all one’s desire to know and love God has from the beginning been God’s work and that, try as one may, two things are certain: You cannot find God who has already found you by running away from yourself, your own problems, your own unresolved fears; and secondly, everything you leave in order to respond to God’s love is in the end redeemed, transformed and given back to you wholly new and in an unpossessive way.

 —from Mystics: 10 Who Show Us the Way of God

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