Father Len reveals how doubts and questions about how God works in the world lead to wisdom and faith.
Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom
- Father Len explains the difference between doubt that is healthy and holy and doubt that is not healthy or holy.
- True faith is believing in a God of love and impossibilities.
- Doubt can be a blessing or a curse. Doubt about how God is working in your life and why is a blessing. Doubt about God’s love and your relationship with God is a curse.
- “Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.” – Paul Tillich
- “If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.” – Francis Bacon
- Doubt can be a great friend of the truth.
- Real learning occurs when we allow doubts and questions to arise.
- The Greek word for doubt means two separate views. So, doubt is being torn apart by seeing two opposite things and trying to reconcile them.
- “Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.” – Khalil Gibran
- Jesus allows and encourages people to challenge and question him throughout the Bible. Jesus is comfortable with questions because he wants them to lead to wisdom and certainty.
- “People should question what’s going on in the world, question church authority, but not question that they’re in an unbreakable relationship with God.” – Father Len