Charleston: Mystery


“A funny thing happened to me on the way to enlightenment: I realized how little I really know. I have learned a lot about God over these years.. The mystery of God remains just that, a mystery. I will keep studying, but along the way, I will walk outside on a starry night and just enjoy what I never expect to understand.”  Bishop Charleston, Daily Facebook Meditation

Camp Mitchell Sunset

Camp Mitchell Sunset

When I talk to spiritual friends who score as a thinking person on the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator Test (, people who makes decisions by what is logical, consistent or rational, they usually may have difficulty with mystery. If they score as a feeling person, they make decisions by what is best for relationships and special circumstances and what is valuable, they will usually have no difficulty with mystery.

Mystery is at the heart of our faith. In fact, faith means belief in God or in doctrines of a religion based on spiritual understanding rather than on proof. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) We who work out of our feeling function must be patient with the those who make decisions out of a thinking function. They have much to teach us about studying and learning about our faith. We, on the other hand, can invite them out to see the stars and watch the sunrise and the sunset and feel the breeze and smell the wonder.