Monday, April 19, 2010

certainty and doubt

Yesterday, we talked a bit about those who hold certain beliefs true and those who are holding doubts. Is there room for both people in our group? Are there people who could come to our gathering and feel unwelcome because of issues in their life?

It was an interesting discussion, and I think it really challenged many of us. I certainly was engaged, and I learned so much from people who have actually faced certain situations in their lives. It's one thing to pose a hypothetical situation, but to hear answers from real situations is humbling.

I thank everyone who shared stories.

It's true that context and relationship can change us. It's one thing to have an opinion or belief, but it up-ends us when someone we love comes to us in their pain.


1 comment:

Debbie said...

Jamie great post. I've thought a great deal about last week's discussion. Yes... there is room for belief and doubt in our gathering. Belief and doubt, along with honest conversation in a safe environment are foundational to EmDes.