Tuesday, August 16, 2005

ON DOUBTING. Do battle with your doubts, lest they overwhelm and define you. Don't fear doubt, but don't stop with it. Do not shun your doubts, but neither allow them to take root in your psyche as a cancerous cynicism. I've heard it said that "in order to believe greatly it is necessarly to doubt greatly." I believe this is true. But intellectually robust and pure-hearted doubting is very different than half-minded, self-serving doubt. For the pure in heart, where intellect hesitates, faith can make the forward leap. At the end of doubt is belief...in something. Unless we press through to belief--and engage the doubt-to-belief breakthrough process again and again throughout our lives--our souls will shrivel. Amid your doubts, believe.

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