Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Faith and Doubt

You have faith that Jesus is really God. But then you sometimes have doubt. Well, doubt is part of faith, otherwise you have certainty. So, Doubt is OK. It keeps us open in the search. I think that it is more important to ask, "Am I being transformed into all God made me to be, by my faith?"

Many people have NO doubt that Jesus is as the church says. But these same people are not living the Christ-like life to which Jesus called them. It is an intellectual faith that does not challenge or effect change from the heart, the center of their life.

If you enter into the deeper prayer of the heart, contemplative prayer, you let go of your thoughts anyway. We want relationship that changes the heart. Jesus is God. Jesus is human. It is a paradox which challenges us to let go of our either/or, both/and thinking, and just allow ourselves to be with the paradox. It will take us to a deeper more unifying place. And it will keep us out of debates with "non-believers."

1 comment:

  1. This post reminded me of one of my favorite quotes: “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wise people so full of doubts.” ~Bertrand Russell~