Just be.

Just be.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Ying and the Yang of belief

Belief and disbelief:

As a believer in a personal God, manifested in the Incarnate Word. The Christ...I must still admit to myself that I doubt at the oddest times and we all do if we are honest. It is part of the human condition.

Yes, we are a baffled race. Even Saint Therese of Lisieux said, " I am assailed by the worst temptations of atheism."  An amazing women who breathed God in each breath can still have such doubt is actually helpful to the modern person beset by the temptation of despair and disbelief to know that they too are just human.

The atheist, agnostic and the pagan is plagued too...but by the thought of, "What if there is a God and I am missing this communion." What if my self contained world is a fraud.

A sea of uncertainty with us hanging on to the flimsy lifeboat called, "life." ain't it grand.


Timothy S. Miller said...

Very nice.

Anonymous said...

I also read Mother Teresa at times doubted that there was a God. This troubled her so she spoke to a priest who suggested that she offer her doubt as a gift to God. At first, I thought that was a cop out for the priest, who probably had no idea what to say to that. However, in meditating on it, I have come to realize that the advice was indeed profound and possibly inspired.

Turk said...

Uncertain waters clear when you first seek yourself within yourself. Find and own that first and all else will be added to you.