Friday, November 09, 2012
A Heavenly Gift
There’s nothing wrong with the desire for understanding that more knowledge offers, unless it remains bookish and prescriptive, and not related to truly knowing God and the astonishing formation of Christ in us. That’s knowledge incomplete. We’re cheated from awe and joy when that happens, because he is why we wonder and wander—it’s him we want—and he perfectly completes us. He is the destination and fulfillment of wondering and wandering. He knows it, and, happily, so do we.
Colossians 2:2 My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.