The Painted Door Church - Chicago
The Psalter of Jesus: Levity and Knowing God // Psalm 148
Jun 18, 2017
Pastor Mark Bergin
Let us not take ourselves so seriously as to think we can grasp reality.
All evil stems from the belief that we can understand all things, that we
can put the pieces of the whole puzzle together, that we can arrive at
clarity. In fact, clarity is always an illusion. It is the erroneous
absence of need, the end of dependence, the death of God. If we have
clarity, we no longer need God. We have built Babel. In such a state, we
may give God credit, but only in the past tense, as if his contribution has
run its course. We'll take it from here, thank you very much. After all, we
have clarity. May it never be so among us. Rather, may we always know this:
There are chasms of mystery beyond us, transcendent realities to which we
have no comprehending access, but only the chance to wonder and worship.
Laughter and praise are the fitting offerings of dependent, beloved
children. And so we are.