Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Proslogion by Anselm of Canterbury

In 1077, Anselm wrote the book Proslogion, a book for prayer, but also used to explain the existence of God. I read some of the book on Wikisource and though I find it repetitive and tedious, there is one brief passage that I agree with.
The following quote describes faith, which sometimes is difficult to maintain, yet Christians must seek faith first, and understanding second.
Words from the Bible are just as relevant today and will still hold this same truth tomorrow, and this certainty can also be true for some words that are 939 years old.


All pictures (without the words) are from Pixabay, and clicking on them will take you to the site.

“I do not endeavor, O Lord, to penetrate your sublimity, for in no wise do I compare my understanding with that; but I long to understand in some degree your truth, which my heart believes and loves. For I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand.” 

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