To know what you cannot know

Fr Stephen Freeman writes:

“You cannot know God — but you have to know Him to know that.”
– Fr. Thomas Hopko

This small quote from Fr. Thomas has stayed with me since I first heard it. It says so much by saying so little.

I find two groups of people increasingly common in my conversations – those who profess to not know God (agnostics) – and those who struggle greatly with what they have been told about the Christian God. The largest group within my conversations are those who feel very secure in their knowledge of God but who believe a lot of strange things that they cannot possibly know. I feel a calling to help people know a lot less so they can know anything at all.

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Author: Father Silouan Thompson

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