The goal of the Christian life is to affirm God’s truth in the heart and, following Jesus, to live in the purposes of God revealed in his life. . . . Because we cannot fully grasp what we seek to understand in contemplation, we ought the more to live in the mystery itself so that we may become in participation that which we seek to contemplate.
-Robert Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2006), 45.