advent: duality of thought

By their very nature, spiritual beliefs and doctrines present paradoxical dilemmas. God is three in one. Jesus comes as a human and is of divine nature. His mother Mary is a virgin and a mother.

To understand these and other contradictions, those with rational minds search on, through other modalities: intellectual, spiritual, emotional.

Creatively searching these paradoxical mysteries leads us to meet God in honesty, finding love and forgiveness.

We move forward with increased wisdom; hearing and seeing things on multiple levels at the same time.

“Wisdom is supreme; so acquire wisdom. And whatever you may acquire, gain understanding” (Proverbs 4:7)

Daily Meditations for Advent (Richard Rohr, 2008)

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