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Faith, Doubt and Certainty

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“I have a lot of faith. But I am also afraid a lot, and have no real certrainty about anything. I remembered something Father Tom had told me – that the opposite of faith is doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns. Faith also means reaching deeply within, for the sense one was born with, the sense, for example, to go for a walk.”

Anne Lamott in “Plan B: Further Thoughts On Faith”


Written by Ryan

August 19, 2008 at 10:18 am

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