It seems as though more and more of our knowledge is now being stored “in the cloud” – even our knowledge about God, about ourselves and our memories of others – and our cloud keeps growing. That might sound a bit scary to some – but according to an anonymous mystic, writing in the late fourteenth century – that’s exactly as it should be. In fact, he says that we must put all our thoughts and experiences into a “cloud of forgetting” to have any hope of getting close to knowing the fullness of God’s love for us; a God who himself appears as a “Cloud of Unknowing” – which gives the book its title. 

Find out more in this week’s Start:Stop reflection. Listen or download at the link above or read the text by clicking here.

Image : Berndnaut Smilde, Nimbus Sankt Peter, 2013