“From all eternity God has wanted mystery to exist. Accepting this is important.” COL bk.2, 20:II
Mystery exists because we are not the fullness, omniscience, of God, but, instead, His finite creations. God wants to experience through us, in unity and relationship. He differentiates Himself into unique creations, but all are unified in Himself. We are in relationship to Him, and yet united in Him. We live with the possibility of His guidance because we are related to the Whole. And intuition gives us the wherewithal to know some of God’s Mind.
We can rest in the knowledge that we can live well, despite not knowing “everything.” We can welcome mystery as an example of God’s providential care. Mystery will draw us to the numinous, and we can rest in awe of God when we commune with Him. His mystery can give us comfort, because our little mind could not comprehend the whole even if it were offered.
We need to accept the mystery, for this quotation, attributed to Mary, says it all. We need not to chafe against restrictions, but to know inwardly that the restrictions are there for a good reason—even when we aren’t sure what that reason is.
Mystery has always been, “[f]rom all eternity.” Be reassured that this mystery is the best way. We are not being kept in the dark for no reason. We could not live the full truth with a finite mind.
Why is our mind finite? Because we are not God. We are a part of Him, though, and in this knowledge, true knowledge, we can rest easy.