The thought of an enormous God who reigns over the enormous universe is mind boggling, if one thinks about it. The fact that this enormous God knows us by name – knows our every thought, desire, word, deed, etc., is astonishing. The fact that this enormous God would take on the human condition in the person of Jesus Christ is even more astounding. To believe these things is a gigantic act of faith, especially if one thinks about it.
There are, of course, many non-religious mysteries that we accept and believe in faith: magnetism, gravity, electricity, light, life, biology, etc. While we can observe their effects and usefulness, we really do not understand their essence. The same can be said for the mystery of God. We observe his effects and their utility, but his essence at best can only be the product of speculation and, hopefully, God’s inspiration.
So what to do? What to think? Do we accept gravity? It’s an act of faith, you know. So why not accept the essence of God as it has been revealed to us in Scripture, by tradition, by the Church, and of course, by the teachings of Jesus Christ and his inspired theologians and philosophers and saints.
As I think of these astounding mysteries, I’m reminded of Jesus’ teaching – that unless we have the faith of little children, we cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven. So, dear friends, let’s believe in faith, with confidence that we will someday understand – fully!