Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Living the questions

“Most people prefer the certainty of misery to the misery of uncertainty.”
-- Virginia Satir

“Have we as Christians forgotten the transforming value of a question? When we extinguish questions from our lives, there’s little if any developing consciousness. We block ourselves from new truths and possibilities.
Kierkegaard distinguished between Christendom and Christianity: he said that the former is what we’ve made of the latter. Like our fear of the dark, the fear of questions in the spiritual life belongs to Christendom, not Christianity. . .
Jesus was a master at using questions to pull people into self-confrontation and growth.
--Sue Monk Kidd, When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions

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