I don’t point a finger of accusatory indignation at those who tread a different path than I.
Fortunately, I don’t hold myself in that high of an esteem to graduate to sitting on a pedestal, truth be told I’m a “hot mess”.
I’ve come to acknowledge my foibles, shortcomings, contradictions and the like as a launching pad that can take me on a more glorious path, provided that I acknowledge, rather than deny their existence.
I don’t extol the superiority of my virtues over that of the other residents of the Planet Earth, but if I’ve come off that way I feel compelled to apologize.
I don’t thump a Bible, but I read it extensively… During my inaugural years of college I took the additional step of reading a number of the Holy Books, in retrospect I admit that I felt conflicted in the process. I thought I was turning my back on the Almighty, but I found myself entranced at the beauty of the language that was woven throughout the texts.
God has been known to chuckle when I’ve questioned the confines of my faith…
I heard a laugh… A whisper of sorts.
“Your doubt doesn’t threaten me.”
“God doesn’t have to shout… When whispering is enough.”
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