Wednesday, February 9, 2011

comments, conversations, confessions & considerations

I have been pretty involved in a conversation in the comments of MckMama's post from yesterday. Definitely not about surface things. Lots of talk about Satan, our freewill, and claiming responsibility. It has been a particularly good conversation for me. It has allowed me to think about what I believe and share it with others. These types of conversations are good for us. I think we need to be able to explain to others what we believe. I had a professor in college who told me "You don't truly understand a concept until you can teach it to others." I know some people are not great at instructing others, but you catch her idea. I think we have to be able to make our faith tangible.

I certainly don't even come close to knowing all the answers, but these conversations help me grow and assess where I stand.

I confess I used to be a very black and white person. I have worked very hard of the last 5-6 years to change that. There are certainly things that I am still black and white about (absolute truth etc) but I am also less defensive and willing to discuss with others.

I hope today has found you in a place where you can discuss your differences with others-whether that be your spouse, friend, or someone on the internet whose face you don't know. We have much to gain from listening to others.


Sarah said...

Wait, I was just over there the other day and nothing this jazzy was going on . . . I hear you about the learning to see things not solely in black and white. There are somethings to not comprimise on but for me (too), that list is getting shorter and shorter.

Laryssa said...

I just wanted to say that I read your comments on MckMama's post. Not only were you mature and very Christ-like in your responses, but your explanation was well detailed and made so much sense! I believe in God and know Satan exists but the whole "good & evil" thing had never made as much sense to me as it does now.

Thank you for taking the time to put the explanation out there.
God bless!