Accepting the Mysteries of Life

Life is not simply black or white. Life is not simply one way or another. We tend to adopt a way of thinking that is simplistic, extreme,  and superficial. This is irresponsible, immature, and lazy. In reality, Life is mysterious, paradoxical, and complicated. There is no easy answer to the difficult questions about life. Where are we from and where are we going? Why are there so many religions? How did the earth form? Who or what is God? We tend to want to fabricate our own simplistic answers to quickly alleviate the anxiety created by the unexplained aspects of life. What is the best career for me? Which political party should I endorse? Who should I marry? What kind of diet should I start? Life is not as simple as we wish. We must accept to live peacefully with many of its paradox. At the same time, we must also strive for equality, justice, peace, mercy, and similar practices. Because of this, there are certain questions that are the exception and therefore must be answered accurately. Should I have an abortion? Should I forgive others? Am I obligated to feed the hungry? The answers to these last questions are essential in maintaining peace, justice, righteousness, mercy, and similar practices.  So the answers to these questions should be a simple “yes” or “no”.  However, the other non-essential questions exist so that we can continue to explore and learn more from life, others, and God.  It is a matter of embracing the uncertainty of life, and not regard it as questions that must be answered accurately, but opportunities to learn more and be more human.

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About Noel

I am a person who has realized that the teachings of Jesus are centralized in the genuine care and service of others. I have evolved from fundamentalism to a moderate spiritual approach. I am a reflecting person who has grown to not fear doubt but to embrace it as a means to growth and increasing closeness to God. View all posts by Noel

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