How does the infinite distance itself and yet draw us so intimately near?
How do you make peace and yet appoint calamity?
How do you both enrage the depths and yet level the waves of the sea?
How are you everywhere and yet not in this or that?
How are you omnipotent over all and yet happily delegating authority to mankind over all?
How do you provide patient endurance for your slaves without crushing them, and yet allow freemen to be crushed by the weight of their own glory?
How do you prevent mortals from perishing and yet prevent immortals from redemption?
How do you become one with a human being?
How do you drag darkness into your light?
How do you illumine my soul and yet not others around me?
How do you fan the flames of love within me and yet wound my thigh through wrestling?
How are you enduring patiently with me always and yet responding with perfect severity at times?
How are you omniscient and yet tolerant of my shenanigans?
How do you enforce your law upon your firstborn and yet relax your sanctions when my age and prodigality increase?
How do you listen to the prayers of the whole world and yet stop your ears to hearing my wickedness?
How does the infinite unite with this terra firma and yet not drag all of heaven down with it?