Theology as sophia would therefore be the capacity, the skill to adapt one’s thought to revelation, to find skillful and inspired words which would bear witness in the language – but not in the limits – of human thought, in replying to the needs of the moment. ~ Vladimir Lossky

To trust in our ability to grasp the ‘whole thing’ is to refuse to see reality.


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  1. Words are not the Word, but point towards the Word. Ah, there’s a poem in there somewhere. St Nikolai said that God is so big that he must withdraw himself for us to see him. We are like fish swimming in the generosity of his presence. To say “here is God, and there he is not” only reveals our blindness.

  2. Wonderful comment!

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