Words fall short in conveying the simultaneous, interconnected, and multidimensional nature of spiritual life.
Explaining or even trying to understand God and spiritual mysteries or experiences through language faces inherent limitations due to the nature of both language and spirituality. Language is a ‘closed system’ and faith, spirituality and the mystery of God is an ‘open system’. Language is bound by the constraints of time and space, whereas faith and spiritual experiences involve a sense of timelessness and connection beyond physical boundaries. Trying to describe such experiences using language is simply not always possible or may distort the true essence of the mystery of God. Metaphors and allegories become important tools for expressing the inexpressible.
Get new episodes of Thrive: Perspectives automatically