Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Mystery with mystery

Indeed the Book of Job avowedly only answers mystery with mystery. Job is comforted with riddles, but he is comforted. For when he who doubts can only say, 'I do not understand,' it is true he who knows can only reply or repeat, 'You do not understand.' And under that rebuke there is always a sudden hope in the heart, and the sense of something that would be worth understanding.

G K Chesterton in The Everlasting Man, chapter 4.
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