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There are two kinds of people – those who need certainty and those who seek understanding.

Picture of the Understanding, mural by Robert Lewis Reid. Second Floor, North Corridor. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. I heard this thought from Greg Tamblyn, who attributed it to Karl Rahner. But, after talking with Greg about the quote, he couldn’t track it down to Rahner, and at the time my investigation into its source went cold.  But today I found in The Leader’s Journal: Integrating Head & Heart by John Horan-Kates, the idea attributed to Richard Rohr.

I am OK with the uncertainty of who said it first; as I have shared recently, it is the wisdom of the idea that matters, and it is clear that this idea is one shared by all involved, including me, Greg Tamblyn, John Horan-Kates, and Richard Rohr.

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Written by Jacob Walker

January 25th, 2014 at 11:31 am

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