When it comes to meditation the decisive question, according to Hans Urs von Balthasar, is whether God has spoken or "whether the Absolute remains the Silence beyond all words". Christianity claims God has spoken, and spoken fully, in his Son, the Word made flesh. While God remains mysterious, he is not utterly unknown or unknowable.
Von Balthasar insists through Christian meditation we enter with mind and heart into God's self-disclosure. In Jesus, God reveals his own inner depths to us. At the same time, because Jesus is God-made-man, he also reveals our inner depths to ourselves.