Mystery and Revelation

Brennan Manning once wrote,

“Mystery is spoiled by a word.” 1

Father Brennan was speaking of the daunting task of trying to use our human adjectives to try to describe the love of God the Father. On a smaller scale, I can think of how true this quote is when my frustration and anxiety level rise as I begin to run out of Hallmark card options to give my wife on a special occasion to express my love and appreciation. How is it captured in the generic language of one who hasn’t shared our experience, intimacy, and unique journey together? Continue reading →