Bishop's Blog

Friday, May 17, 2013

God an infinity of truth

Whenever we speak about the Name of God, there is always more that cannot be said than can be said. Because God is, by definition, an endless, tremendous mystery. Human language simply cannot exhaust the infinite reality of the One True God.
So after we have said everything that we know, or even everything that has been revealed to us, in Scripture and Tradition, about God by God Himself, there is... still an infinity of truth that we cannot yet comprehend, and cannot adequately explain.
For God is incandescent splendor, absolute truth, and endless glory! Even those dogmas of our Faith that are preserved from any error through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, only begin to describe God. God is too great, God is too wonderful, God is too awesome, God is too good, to ever be completely disclosed by any definition.
Our notions about God are rather like a blind person’s ideas of color, or a deaf person’s perceptions of sound. God made us to know, love and serve Him, but our knowledge, our love, and our service are imperfect while we live on earth in this passing instant of time.
Therefore, to see our God face to face in heaven will be the ceaseless perfection of the Beatific Vision, a joy and a bliss beyond all telling. St. Paul in his First Letter to the Corinthians, puts it this way: “Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, not has it so much dawned on man, what God has prepared for those who love him."