The works of God,weather in creation, providence, judgment or redemption can be understood only in the of the revelation he has been to give us. God is an ineffable mystery transcending human understanding,but they still dare to inquire into divine purpose for humanity and the universe. Saint Augustine said that even to say that God is ineffable is already to say too much. True, to to be silent in awe before the mystery or mysterium tremendum is appropriate homage.But more can be inspired If we turn again to look at the sorrow of Christ himself,we find ourselves looking at something close to the heart of our understanding of the nature of God, something of greater significance to us than either the sorrows of the Psalmist or our own personal and communal need to mourn for sin. Another indication is when doctors declare someone dead and we find that the body remains without decaying for a few days,and in some cases a few week. Because the inner mind is still present in the body,it continues to function. Therefore in a deeper sense, that being has not yet departed from the body. The owner of the body,a controlling, power, is still present, which is why the body does not decay. But, medically or conventionally, that that body is considered dead. In the late 1660s, Sir Christopher Wren was commissioned to redesign St. Pauls Cathedral in London. According to legend, one day he visited the construction site of the great edifice and was unrecognized by the workers. Wren walk about the sites, asking several of the men what they were doing one worker replied, " I am cutting a piece of stone. " A second worker responded "I am earning five shillings two pence a day A third, However, had a different perspective" I am helping Christopher Wren build a magnificent cathedral to the glory of God. "What a contrast in the attitude and motivation of that e
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