Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Spiritual formation begins with the gradual and often painful discovery of God's incomprehensibility in the face of life's great mysteries and limitations. We might be competent in many subjects, but we cannot become an expert in the things of God. God is greater than our minds and cannot be caught within the boundaries of our finite concepts. Thus, spiritual formation leads not to a proud understanding of the divinity, but to docta ignorantia, an "articulate not-knowing."
-Henri Nouwen, Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of The Spirit