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.
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):
Posted by Paul Snatchko at 12:00 PM