One day Saint Augustine was walking along the seashore pondering the Mystery of the Trinity (he was currently writing his treatise On The Trinity). He just couldn’t comprehend it - “Father, Son, Holy Spirit; three in one!” he muttered, shaking his head.
Saint Augustine came upon a child running back and forth from the sea to a hole carrying water with a seashell. Saint Augustine asked the child “What are you doing?”.
The child replied “Can’t you see, I am emptying the sea into this hole”
“You can’t do that!”, Saint Augustine countered.
The child smiled and answered, “I’ll sooner empty the sea into this hole than you’ll fathom the depths of the Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity”. And with that the child transformed into an Angel and disappeared.
Thus did Augustine understand that man would never penetrate to the depths of the Mystery of God.
Do you think that many in the Latin Church have become so focused on philosophy and systematic theology that there has been a loss of the sense of the Mystery? Perhaps this is something we can learn more from our Eastern brethren and some of the great mystics of the Latin Church - i.e, Saint John of the Cross (and other Carmelites) and others.