The Appeal of Mystery

My Corcovado Sunset from Luna Lodge – Click to view larger

There is so much I do not understand about the mysteries of life, of God, of nature, and now of Costa Rica, the Spanish language, and what life will be like when I start living there. And that is part of the Costa Rica appeal for me. Last night I discovered a great little quote that I just must share:

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.” 

— Harry Emerson Fosdick

In the summer of 1960 when I arrived early for my Tentmaker Summer Mission work in New York, I made a solo pilgrimage for the Sunday morning worship at Riverside Baptist Church in NYC and heard Harry Emerson Fosdick preach. I cannot remember the message but do remember being impressed by his wisdom and that it was the first time I had ever heard a Baptist preach in a robe. Ahhhh . . . and then there’s the mystery of growing up!  Mission trips and other travel brought that! And I’m still growing up!  🙂

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