Knowing God is part of our triune purpose of life; our tri-fold purpose being to know, love, and serve God.
And, for Catholics familiar with Theology, there is an “acceptance of knowing” that is required.
In this age, in order to have any chance of the oneness that Christ begged for us from His
Father, it becomes provident to realize that Catholics operate through listening to the Word and by Loving one another.
Listening is a study of obedience, and Dominican Theology is a favorite method. Similarly, Peace studies Love, and Franciscan Theology favors this method. Respectively the Dominican or Thomistic method goes towar a logistic type of reason while the Franciscan method espoused by Bonaventure goes more to phenomenological method.
Yet, while those two are dominant methods of Theology, they are not the only ways of knowing God or studying Theology (the Science of Knowing God). For example, in his Imitation of Christ, Thomas a’Kempis does a great job toward “Christology.” And then Bibliology, and all sorts of other ‘-ologies” can be sub-categories under the general heading - “Theology.”
Recently, I did a count of the possible methods and tallied up thirty and still counting.
Here is the point — we Catholics should accept all of these ways of knowing God as blessings from Himself, Our Father Who is in Heaven.
And, honestly if we listen to Pope Francis, and I mean listen in the sense of obeying Our Catholic Father, Pope Francis, who has been placed on the throne of Peter by Our Lord, through His own chosen electors.
One benefit of this acceptance of obedience to the Pope while accepting the Pope’s servitude of ourselves, goes to unity between Traditional and Novus Ordo Cathoplics. Hopefully, by “accepting the knowing“ we may take a giant step toward being one with God.