Letter: Dealing with unknowns
There are so many unknowns in life; the space in between birth, middle, and end of life of an individual that can never be really told for the brain, like a coral reef is always sensitive, growing and shrinking in response to one’s environment.
When we read about a historical figure, how can we truly know his innermost thoughts that are perhaps capsuled in a niggle of a time frame. Perhaps it is at a point of occulation, blocking or hiding from view warm thoughts over cold emotions. We simply do not know.
The only reality of our own judgment is in a stretch of positive reflection based on our own perceptions. The one sure reality is the heavenly divinity which is revealed in the heritage of Scripture — the divine encounter with the person of Christ.
Following the gospels, the heritage of divinely revealed truth is like stretching out our aching limbs for the reality of truth. One cannot make a false judgment on Him who loves us most. To deny Him is to deny love.
MARILYN F. SHEA