I do not even try, Lord, to rise up to your heights, because my intellect does not measure up to that task;

but I do want to understand in some small measure your truth, which my heart believes in and loved.

Nor do I seek to understand so that I can believe, but rather I believe so that I can understand.

For I believe this too, that "unless I believe I shall not understand" (Isa. 7:9).


- Anselm of Canterbury, Proslogion