Loving the Unknown?September 26, 2008 at 2:45 am | Posted in teologi | 15 Comments
Tags: faith, reflection, theology
I believe the Lord, al-Illah, YHWH, Adonai, the First and Supreme Being, the Person or Non-Person, who spoke to the prophets of Israel as recorded in the books compiled in the Bible and who spoke through Archangel Gabriel to Muhammad in Mecca as recorded in the Koran, is the center of everything, the Sum of all, the Unity of all that Is. He is ineffable and could not be rendered into finite human languages.
Thus, I believe it is impossible to know Him rationally as the world itself, upon which rationality was built and developed, has never been rational. And, yes, of course, it is equally impossible to know him irrationally for being irrational makes you gullible. Are you sure you don’t mistake God for a stone?
How then, can we love the Unknown?
We are nothing but His servants under threat of the Hell Fire, agonizingly trying to seek Salvation, to enter His Paradise. Unable to comprehend His Words in the Scriptures, we humans are left in silence, frustrated by the absurdity of this purposeless life. In the end, we all suffer, hopelessly reading some existentialist novels.
How then, can we love Him? I don’t know. To me, faith is about humility. Faith is about admitting our finitudes. Faith is about surrendering…for we have been defeated.