A Faded Signpost
The faculty of faith is not meant to kill the faculty of criticism and the instinct of curiosity, but rather to keep them keen and alive, and prevent them dying of despair. Faith is the mark of those who seek and keep on seeking, who ask and keep on asking, who knock and keep on knocking until the door is opened.
The passive, weak-kneed taking of everything on trust — which is often presented as faith — is a travesty of its truth. True faith is the most active, positive, and powerful of all virtues.
It means that a [person], having come into spiritual communion with that great personal Spirit who lives and works behind the universe, can trust Him, and, trusting Him, can use all [his/her] powers of body, mind, and spirit to cooperate with Him in the great purpose of perfection.
It means that the person of faith will be the person of science in its deepest, truest sense, and will never cease from asking questions — never cease from seeking for the reason that lies behind all mysteries.
… G. A. Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929), The Hardest Part
Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. (Daniel 2:20-22)
… in whom (Christ) are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:3)
Martha Hawn VanCise©2015 www.signpostsonhightrails.com