XXI. The lack of understanding is really the point of this series of questions. Trust is easy to explain, hard to do. Understanding is hard to explain, but once you explain it, everything else gets a whole lot easier. Unfortunately I am still uncertain as to how to draw a precise balance between what Charles Williams would call the “Way of Affirmation” and the “Way of Rejection.” The one thing this series has done so far (it ain’t over yet) is to bring three ideas to bear on it: 1) In order to be authentically human, every life must contain some of both. 2) The balance between the two is not the most important question. 3) God cannot be in competition with His creatures.