Mystical vs. Juridical

I read this tonight and thought it was quite poignant: 

 

“The Old Testament is the record of men getting further and further away from God, so tha the alliance between man and God becomes less and less mystical and more and more juridical. The further you are from God, the more your dealings with Him take on the air of a formality.”    –Thomas Merton

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