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“Life Is a Mystery”

Walker Percy, in an article entitled, “Questions They Never Asked Me”, wrote:

“This life is too much trouble, far too strange, to arrive at the end of it and then to be asked what you make of it and have to answer ‘Scientific humanism.’ That won’t do. A poor show. Life is a mystery, love is a delight. Therefore I take it as axiomatic that one should settle for nothing less than the infinite mystery and the infinite delight, i.e., God. In fact I demand it. I refuse to settle for anything less. I don’t see why anyone should settle for less than Jacob, who actually grabbed aholt of God and would not let go until God identified himself and blessed him.”

Note: I ran across this quote in Craig Bernthal’s book Tolkien’s Sacramental Vision

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