Thursday, 8 June 2017

Father Leo’s Daily Meditation #essentialsofrecovery

DOUBT

“I respect faith but doubt is what gets you an education.”

–Wilson Mizner

It is okay to question things. It is okay to say that I do not agree.  Today I have the freedom to doubt opinions and attitudes.

In my childhood I was never allowed to do this. I had to accept the Bible because the preacher said it was God’s word. I had to accept that only Christians went to Heaven because Grandma said so! I had to believe that Jews and Blacks were “inferior” because family and friends said so – and to doubt them was to be different. I was dependent upon an attitude towards life that I was uncomfortable with. It brought me pain, anger, loneliness and guilt in later life.

Then I learned that growth comes to those who are prepared to doubt or disagree with an existing system. God is to be found in the questions. Spirituality is discovered in the shades of life.

O God, part of Your glory and splendor is Your unending mystery.

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