Kleinig, John W. “Access to God’s Grace.”
Some years ago I saw a rather gripping Australian film called The Last Wave. It was set in Sydney and told the story of well-educated secular young man who had become aware of the supernatural realm by his association with a group of urban Aborigines in Redfern. In the middle of the film, he visited his stepfather, an Anglican priest, and tried to get help from him in dealing with his experiences. In exasperation he said to the hapless man, “Dad, you never told me that there were any mysteries.” Indignant, the father replied, “That’s not true! I’ve tried to explain the mysteries of Christianity to you again and again.” At this the son exclaimed, “You never explained them, Dad; you explained them away!”..