I thought this was interesting because some on CAF just seem to go on and on disputing this thing or that and disputing it to death, it seems… and non-Catholics who are hostile to Catholicism just keep on going, probably or possibly, just to keep Catholics in a constnat state of agitation… (just a theory i have… hope i am wrong). ****. It is from Thomas a’Kempis:
Prying Too Much Into the Mysteries of God
*Many people have lost all feeling of devotion because they wanted to pry into profound things. It is faith and a genuine, honest life that is required of you, not a lofty intellect nor a deep understanding of God’s mysteries.
If you do not understand or fully grasp those things that are below you, how will you comprehend those that are above you?
So, submit yourself to God and rely on your faith, and you will receive all the knowledge that you need.
… Pay no attention to such temptations [from the devil], and do not argue with your thoughts or try to answer the doubts that the devil whispers in your ear. Instead, believe in God’s words and believe his saints and prophets, and the wicked enemy will turn tail and run. It will often do you much good to suffer such doubts. The devil does not tempt unbelievers and sinners; he surely possesses them already. It is the faithful and devout whom he tempts and molests, and he does it in a variety of ways.
So continue on in your simple and staunch faith and come to the Sacrament with humble reverence and securely commit to almighty God all that you cannot understand… A person is lost who places too much trust in himself… [God] hides his grace from the curious and the arrogant.
Human reason is weak and can be misled… In this most holy and most excellent Sacrament, faith and love excel, and they work in hidden ways. [size=]God–eternal, boundless, and of infinite power–does great things in Heaven and on Earth that are a complete mystery to us. There is no searching out his wondrous works[/size].*