brightness and darkness

lastfullmoonYour brightness is my darkness.
I know nothing of You and, by myself,
I cannot even imagine how to go about knowing You.
If I imagine You, I am mistaken.
If I understand You, I am deluded.
If I am conscious and certain I know You, I am crazy.
The darkness is enough. ~ Thomas Merton, prayer before midnight mass at Christmas, 1941

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