Monday, May 25, 2015

Reflection for the Week–May 25

It seems like we want to “see” God so badly that we assume God is doing all kinds of things in our lives and the world; from helping us catch an airplane when we’re late and giving a safe journey, to providing us with a school to go to and a high grade point average. Such detailed aspects of our lives as these, and the way God and the world work, are perhaps in need of facing the underlying question of Divine action. How does God act in the world? I’m not convinced we know as much as we assume, however, on my account this should not be viewed as a problem. I would wager that unknowing can be, at times, a privilege. I suppose that in overstepping our knowledge boundaries instead of being faithful, we’re running on the fuel of conjecture, which may actually result in our being faithless – believing ourselves and not God. So, we ought to be concerned about faith and where and to whom it is directed, as this will have consequences for the present and the future.


awaywithwords said...

Thanks for your insights about the limits of our knowledge.

Greg said...

Thanks for your visit and comment.