It’s frustrating talking with someone when they suddenly say, “Well, the bible says it so that’s it!” End of conversation!
This happens a lot. Especially when you are talking about something hot, like science, sexuality, justice, the future, the church, money, belief. Things like that.
Fear is behind it. Fear of thinking for oneself. Fear of the unknown. Fear of mystery. Fear of uncertainty. Fear of loss of belief. Fear of faithlessness. Fear of disobedience.
It makes you wonder if at the root of all of us is a profound emptiness that to one extreme we fortify with certitudes or to the other extreme we allow it to depress us.
The question isn’t the way to understanding the Mystery. The question is the Mystery. If you can live with the question, then you are at peace with the Mystery.
You love the Mystery. Fear is gone.