Confident Faith, Thinking Mind


My strong belief in the mystery we call God as revealed by Jesus Christ is based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. However, it is not a groundless or irrational belief. No true belief is. Belief is not something I need. It is instead something that I have discovered and now profoundly desire to sustain, because it sustains me.

We should analyse this mystery, not erase it. Every spiritual life, and mine is no exception, is at the same time personal and communal — or else it loses its intimate meaning and resonance. I am tranquil, but mine is a tense tranquility. My faith demands that I keep thinking, questioning, and learning.