February 22, 2014

Study is Intoxicating, Knowledge is Beautiful, Faith is Infinite

By Metropolitan Nicholas of Mesogaia and Lavriotiki

Study is intoxicating. Our world is made with unimaginable beauty and wisdom. These two things are worth discovering by someone as much as they can. You just have to do it with human humility, not with the audacity of a pseudo-god. It must be approached within its limits.

Human knowledge, understanding and wisdom is not infinite nor complete. And nature itself shows us our limits.

The universe presents the principle of singularity (a mathematical anomaly). It hides its secret. According to the principle of uncertainty, as nature reveals one secret it hides another.

We are blessed to know many and great things, but doomed to not conquer the infinite and the all.

But this infinite and all, which is beyond our senses and knowledge, leads us to God. Whoever is dizzy from their knowledge has lost God. His life is like a chain and each link is one of success. But the final result is total failure and off the mark.

Knowledge is very beautiful, but it does little to liberate you. It has boundaries and it is finite. This is why we need faith. This leads to infinity and to all.

Source: From the book If There Is Life, I Want To Live. Translation by John Sanidopoulos.