“What is fear? Nonacceptance of uncertainty.
If we accept that uncertainty it becomes an adventure.” – Rumi
Don’t tell me what you know about God. Talk to me about all the things you do not know about God.
Rather than explain the unexplainable, try to imagine all the wondrous beauty hidden in the endless folds of eternity that you cannot begin to fathom.
Your theology has remade God into a book you can carry around, or a symbol you can wear around your neck.
You’ve successfully reduced the Infinite to fit on a sticker on the back of your car.
Oblivious to this blasphemy, your capacity for awe now abandoned, your lungs expand with Divine breath, your heart beats with the rhythm of Eternity, your waking and sleeping ebb and flow upon the ocean of exquisite Being.
Where is your uncertainty? Where is your sense of wonder in this universe of light and love?
Can you not hear the whispers within your own soul? Can you not sense the missing silence, deep in the center of yourself?
Why would you remain here in this senseless illusion even a moment longer?
Don’t you long, even now, for every nerve to stand and resonate with the frequency of God?
Aren’t you starving for that inner void of unknowing to be filled with the perpetual flow of discovery?
There is a vast dimension of infinite wonder to be explored, just beyond your senses.
The same Spirit that sustains you calls out to you, as deep unto deep…
“Let go of your foolish certainty.
Embrace the truth that you know nothing of the One who knows you.
Make room in your heart for more than this.
There is a mystery that seeks to confound you.
There is a song you have never heard.
Can you hear it?”
When you speak of all you know of God – which is nothing – you speak more of yourself than of God.
But, when you speak of all you do not know of God – which is everything – you speak, at last, of the One who transcends knowledge.
Yet, why speak at all? Your words are empty. Your wisdom is foolish.
You are not the rubric of God. God is the rubric of you.
The secret of knowing the eternal Divine is not found by sitting at your feet.
You are found by sitting in silence at the feet of the Divine.
There you find wisdom. There you realize what is and what is not.
Begin without knowing.
Know without beginning.
There is more of God to know than you will ever know in this lifetime.
Yet, you have barely begun to question.
The simple answers you were handed in your infancy have distracted you from the Beautiful Mystery.
The certainty you have built around yourself has shielded you from the joy of wonder.
The fear of the unknown has made you immune to curiosity.
Let go of your answers.
Question your certainties.
Launch out into the deep where all you have to hold on to is the Love that holds on to you.
“The only true wisdom is in knowing that you know nothing.” – Socrates
As long as your theology is about having the right answers, you will always miss the questions that could lead you into a deeper understanding that transcends information and leads to ultimate transformation.
Do not speak to me of all that you know of God. What you know of God is as close to nothing as it could be.
Speak to me, and to your own soul, of all that you have not yet known of God.
This is where true theology begins.
Questions are the answer.
Ask, and you will find.
Knock, and it will be opened.
Seek, and you will discover there is more to know than you ever dreamed of.
There is no wisdom to be found in speaking.
Keith Giles is the author of the 7-part best-selling “Jesus Un” book series from Quoir Publishing. His latest -and final book – in this series, Jesus Unarmed: How The Prince Of Peace Disarms Our Violence is available now. Keith is also the host of Second Cup with Keith [a new solo podcast available now on the Ethos Radio App, for Apple and Android and on Spotify; and the Heretic Happy Hour Podcast [along with co-hosts Matthew Distefano, Dr. Katy Valentine, and Derek Day], and the new Imaginary Lines YouTube Channel with poet Darrell Epp. He and his wife, Wendy, currently live in El Paso, TX and work with Peace Catalyst International.