Who is able to look into God's Mind? God as God is Infinite. His Mind is
Infinite. His "Thoughts" are Infinite. Only the Infinite, then, could
look into God's Mind. Since all creatures are finite, since we, as humans
are creatures, it is impossible for anyone of us to look into God's Mind,
much less to know His Mind.
It should be stated that it is not that God HAS an Infinite Mind, but
that He IS Infinite Mind. If He, as He is, IS Infinite Mind, He is also
Infinite Heart. It follows that, as it is impossible to understand God's
Mind, it is equally impossible to understand God's Heart.
Jesus revealed to us that God is our Father. God, as all mankind's
Father, has chosen by way of His Infinite Love to reveal to us, through the
Spirit and through Jesus, limited portions of the Infinite Mind and Heart.
As such, we are able to know of those Truths and expressions of Love, which
are revealed to us in Sacred Scripture and Tradition. It is by way of
these sources that we are able in a limited way to look into God'' Mind and
At Baptism, the human heart was gifted with Faith, Hope and Charity, with
belief and trust in, and love for God. At Baptism, these gifts were given
in seed form. At Conformation, these seeds were given a power to sprout
forth and through the exercise of these gifts, we, as limited human beings,
are capable of sharing in the Divine Life, to the exciting degree of being
able to believe truths revealed to us, trust in God's revelations, and love
Him Who is the Source of all truth and love.
We come now to the fruit of all these premises, namely that Adam and Eve,
our first parents were created in the state of obedience to their Creator,
created in the state of surrender to His Will. The baptized human heart is
capable of believing this as Divine Truth; the confirmed believer accepts
this as an absolute fact.
Equally revealed by God and equally accepted by the confirmed believer is
the fact that satan brought our first parents out of SURRENDER and into
THOUGHT. In Genesis 3:11 we read, "He said, "Who told you that you were
naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?"
Satan tricked our first parents in leaving obedience, that is, surrender,
and enter into thought. They would not have known that they were naked
save for the fact that they looked at themselves, that is, with their mind,
they turned onto themselves rather than keeping mind and heart directed
Next week: part two of "Surrender"