Monday, March 30, 2009

Searching and faith, faith and searching

(Image from Wikimedia Commons)

Carolyn Loomis sent me this wonderful quotation a long time ago and I happened to run across it again today:

When faith simplifies things that need to remain complex, instead of giving us strength to live with complexity, when it gives answers where none exist, instead of helping us appreciate the sacredness of living with questions, when if offers certainty when there needs to be doubt and when it tells us that we have arrived when we should still be searching -- then there is a problem with that faith.

-- Brad Hirschfield

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