Some people worry when they have questions about their faith, or when they begin to realize that the old explanations, good enough before, no longer seem to offer coherent meaning. This worry is misplaced. To believe means to want to understand, and to want to understand means to be asking questions … Faith is precisely the opening of one’s mind, one’s understanding to God. But what God reveals to us is not apparent instantaneously….”

 Monica K. Hellwig, Understanding Catholicism  (Paulist Press, 2002)