Yes, I need icons. I think we all do. Anything we can say about God is inadequate. St. Augustine said, "If you think you understand, it isn't God." When we think we understand we plunge immediately into idolatry, into a god we have made up to suit our needs. Oh, yes, it is true: A comprehended God is no God.

Madeleine L'Engle, Penguins and Golden Calves