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His problem was that he had difficulty comprehending what he read.
The one drawback to becoming Rugby Union fans, however, is the problem of comprehending the rules.
In comprehending a film, the spectator transforms this raw data into a coherent mental representation (the film's fabula or diegesis).
Not only have we failed to understand that children's brains are not fully developed until they reach maturity - and are thus incapable of comprehending the consequences of their sometimes inexplicable behavior - we have failed in our primary duty as parents and responsible adults: to protect and nurture our children to the point when they have the mental, physical, psychological and moral ability to assume the mantle of responsibility we bestow upon them.
As for comprehending the mystery of God, Vassar says, "I don't want to know God in a scholarly way.