National Catholic Reporter on the great Mystery of life
The philosopher Heidegger speaks of Mystery as “a phenomenon [that] generally has part of its reality which … for the most part does not reveal itself.” Mystery’s root is in the word that means to close one’s lips and eyes, to stand speechless before it. We stand there together unable to say anything as we look at these good people drawn together through long roundabout passages to the table at which they shared their last meal together.
The second part of the quote is from Christian Sacraments in a Postmodern World
by Kenan B. Osborne.