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  • Fr. Scott Haynes

The Attraction of Mystery

"How inexhaustible God's resources, wisdom, and knowledge are! How unfathomable his decisions are, and how untraceable his ways!" (Romans 11:33)


There is a certain attractiveness

to the mystery of God.

It suggests a depth of being

that no man's mind can reach,

an elusive beauty

that largely escapes man's clutch.


This is something

to revel in

rather than

to apologize for

because, paradoxically,

by its very silence,

the mystery of God

communicates something valid

about Him:

a deep shadow can be cast

only by a strong light.


God remains untamed

by man's logic,

unpackaged by His rhetoric.


The full dimensions

of God

must remain forever inconceivable

to man,

unguessed at by him.