A Good Mystery
Mystery may well challenge us. Indeed, we could say it must challenge us, as it reminds us that we are but dust. But, contrary to what may seem a commonsense assumption, mystery need not stymie our hope and shower us in despair. Nihilism is not the fruit of Moses’ meeting on Sinai, and cynicism is not the lingering effect of the disciples’ beholding the transfiguring glory. Rather, mystery dispels fear and impels boldness.