Friday, April 1, 2011

when you wrestle

“One always picks up a bit of whatever it is that one opposes simply by virtue of wrestling with it.” 
– old axiom of folk wisdom

i've seen this to be very true with me. 

i wrestle with A LOT of ideas. definitely a lot of ideas that i "oppose" or don't agree with. and i feel that i've picked up A LOT of "bits" from those ideas.

i'd love to wrestle with even more ideas. then i guess i'd be even more confused. 

most of Christianity would like to tell us to just keep believing this particular brand of what you've been taught. no need to wrestle with different ideas.

maybe that's why i like to do it? 

1 comment:

musicman said...

It is an incredible challenge to live like you are not you don't know everything. It takes strength and discernment and wisdom and humility and courage to wrestle. I think also there is faith involved. Faith that the Holy Spirit will indeed lead you into all the truth regarding God. Faith that you indeed are a new creation, old things are passed away, all things are become new and faith live in the reality of this new identity, not fearing error or confusion knowing He who began a good work will be faithful to complete it.