“We need to pray for deliverance from sloth and fear which hid behind a piety which is less than a bold faith in God who needs no protection from our intellectual shiftiness. True faith in God can be combined with quite a good deal of healthy skepticism—in fact, true faith assumes it. A true theologian is one on whose tombstone could be written the lines that concluded The Times obituary notices of the greatest of my teachers, Father Herbert Kelly, SSM. They read, ‘He believed in God and precious little else.’”
I am both stunned by, and in awe of the comfort I am feeling.