Fathoming the Unfathomable

“Mysterious” might be a better term than “unfathomable” to describe God.

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People sometimes use the term “unfathomable” when it comes to God. There are several definitions of this word. Here’s one:

Impossible to comprehend.

But that doesn’t really make sense since some of those same people talk about experiences that they interpret as God’s presence. So, they’re comprehending something.

Here’s another:

Incapable of being fully explored or understood.

Oxford Dictionary

That makes more sense. In any event, I like the term “mysterious” better.

Mystery is not something that you cannot understand, but it is something that is endlessly understandable! It is multilayered and pregnant with meaning and never totally admits to closure or resolution.

Richard Rohr
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1 year ago

Mysterious it is! And to me ‘Wonderful’.