Is doubting God the best way to find Him?

Long ago, the Greeks already philosophized about man’s inherent desire to discover truth, affirming that ‘doubt is the beginning of knowledge;’ while Socratic maieutics taught that ‘knowledge is the principle element of happiness.’

In fact, this search for the truth constitutes one of the most profound yearnings of the human soul. But it is not the intelligence that brings happiness to the spirit, as the Greeks had thought, but rather it is grace that brings us to encounter God, the Supreme Truth. The words of Saint Augustine on this topic are immortal, as he addresses the Lord in his Confessions: ‘Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee’ (Bk 1, ch. 1,1). This ‘rest’ comes from the complete certainty of having found ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life’ with the strength of faith that dissipates any doubt, along with the generous desire to bring all to Him, in his Church, the guardian of truth.

This was the example given by those who guided the God’s people, as we read in Sacred Scripture. To doubt after having encountered the Lord is to dishonor the truth and to be unfaithful to it. Read more…