Friday, January 30, 2009

Sully: "Involuntary Pull, Voluntary Push"

Well-put thought on faith by Andrew Sullivan below. He posted it yesterday in response to a reader's e-mail (regarding a stream of thought begun by the SSPX controversy):

What has kept me believing is not, as I have experienced it, a conscious act of will. It is more an acceptance of God's grace. My experience of Jesus will not let go of me, however much I would like to let go of it. This element of faith - its involuntary pull as well as its voluntary push - is how I have found it.

... the internal wrestling never ends. The search for truth must always be first; and religion is nothing if it is not true. Which is why doubt can never be a danger. Banishing doubt is the danger.

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