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August 19, 2018
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When Pope John Paul II met with Native Americans in Phoenix, Arizona, he told them that they knew something that is taking most Catholics a long time to learn: 

that the Creator has always been giving and is encountered in the natural world.

If God is always Mystery, then God is always in some way the unfamiliar, beyond what we’re used to, beyond our comfort zone, beyond what we can explain or understand. 

In the fourth century, St. Augustine said, “If you comprehend it, it is not God.” 

 Would you respect a God you could comprehend? 

And yet, very often we want a God who reflects and even confirms our culture, our biases, our economic, political, and security systems

Rev. Richard Rhor