Friday, July 09, 2004

permission

I'm reading this book right now. New Way to be Human, by Charlie Peacock.

It gives me permission to not have all the answers. I love that. For years I've felt so lacking as a Christian. Why do I still have so many questions about God and faith and most Christians have all the answers? Why am I not satisfied with a lot of these answers when they are? Am I a heathen because of that?

Well, no. Thank You, God.

Questions are good. I've always known that. But still, I've felt a little guilty about it. If you're reading this book, or have read it, let me know what you think.

grace,

lisa

2 Comments:

Blogger Katy said...

Thanks for the book rec, Lisa. I'm going to check it out. I've thought at different times that I had a lot of the answers, if not all. ;) Now I'm thinking that I may be confusing "answers" with "consequences," which I do indeed possess in abundance!

Answers are the result of questions, which may or may not be answered in this lifetime, depending somewhat on how much God chooses to reveal. Consequences are the result of behaviors, and I think I can say at age 50, after being a Christian for 33 years, that I know almost all the consequences!!

So that's something, isn't it?

July 10, 2004 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger rlh said...

Hey, Lisa. I remember my pastor saying about a year ago, "God is not afraid of our questions. It's okay to ask God 'Why?'" I loved hearing that from the pulpit. And just two weeks ago my pastor also said there were a lot of things about God and Christianity he didn't understand. That's where his faith came in. Mine, too. That's where I am at. Being okay with questions. Being okay with not knowing the answers. Anyway, I'm glad you're sluffing off the guilt about the questions, etc.

Your friend in Boise.

July 10, 2004 at 6:50 PM  

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