The real word

In the last analysis, there is no religion along the solitary path of the mystic, but only in the community of proclaiming and hearing. Man’s conversation with God and men’s conversation with one another demand and condition each other. Indeed, perhaps the mystery of God is from the start the most compulsive challenge — one that can never be carried to a final conclusion – ever issued to man to take up the dialogue which, however much it may be obstructed and disturbed, causes the logos to resound, the real word from which all words proceed and which all words are always seeking to express.