David speaks of ‘thirsting for Thee [God] in a dry and weary land where there is no water’. I have looked for Thee, high and low, far and wide, in solitude and in the busyness of a crowded room. As I sit here listening to an ancient faith Orthodox radio station, I am struck by the thought “what is an unbeliever”? Surely not one who desires to know You, and love you with heart, soul, mind, and strength. Neither could it be the one who strives to serve and comfort the poor and needy- for such fruits are borne by those who are born of You. Do doctrines and dogmas, creeds and confessions become the cosmic sieve that separates believing wheat from unbelieving chaff- or is it the life giving water of faith that gushes forth from the very fountain of our being? Deep calling unto deep- the Spirit and the Bride saying “come”. O Magnum Mysterium. “I looked for Him whom my soul loveth” says the bride. I am still looking, earnestly seeking, continually asking, forever searching. And this is what we are called to do- for if we say we have it all, will we continue to long for Him, who is clothed in Light inaccessible? Our doctrines, our creeds, our confessions- all are but a response to God’s first question “where are you?”.