I must confess, my brain cannot comprehend the entirety of the Catholic faith… As I discovered the Catholic faith, having been lifted from the darkness of atheism through unwarranted grace, I endeavored to learn all that I could, since I languished for over 30 years in ignorance of God. I was so serious about it, in fact, that I re-entered school as a Theology major. Now, nearly done with my degree, the biggest thing that I have learned is that I am not as intelligent as I thought I was. I thought it would be easy, but I actually had to work at it. The glaring truth I learned about myself is that I am a simple person that does not do well when bogged down with details or complicated philosophical concepts. It is not that I do not understand, or that I am unintelligent—I am just...simple. I prefer to get to the basic root of things, the core, and work within that sphere. I find that the specifics work themselves out if you have a basic foundation laid. I have enjoyed getting into the details of the faith, since now my logical nature can rest easy knowing that the teachings of the faith have been hashed out to the smallest minutiae and are solid in their conclusions. But, at the end of the day, my simple approach to life knows that it all comes down to one thing: Love.
I wish this had a "Love" button. I have come to this same conclusion. My father tells me time and again "the greatest of these is love" and he has been my anchor of simplicity when I'm knee deep in Aquinas. ;)