The Journey Of Faith

Poulos contemplates the fullness of God:

We do ourselves a disservice if we think of, say, the onset of faith in religious truth too exclusively in terms of Big Sudden Conversion Events…We start longing for the experience of conversion, the gratifying sensation that we are surrendering ourselves completely to an insuperable power, rather than longing, say, to have been converted. This presumptive longing for the sudden, totalizing experience of comprehensiveness is, I think, a bit too driven by envy. And our longing, post-conversion, for the enduring, permanent experience of fullness is ditto too driven by pride.