A Primer on Apophaticism
“It is impossible to know God – but you have to know Him to know that.”
That simple sentence sums up the heart of apophaticism, the cloud of unknowing. Read more in this fantastic post from Father Stephen.
We behold God in a mystery and the mystery we behold is inherently unspeakable (if we truly behold Him).
None of this is to say that we do not preach the Gospel, nor share the good news of God in Christ. But it is a recognition that in our own lives we pursue God not through greater depths of rationality but in a manner that is itself “unspeakable.” Such an approach is begotten of humility and the recognition of both the truth of God and the truth of ourselves.