A deepening of faith
To fear new input that can change one belief system, especially if it make it deeper and broader, can be frightening and many turn from this. Anxiety is normal when a world view is being challenged and moved around a bit....by being patient things will settle. No need to react, just let things sink in. Our faith needs to deepen as we age. One way for it to deepen is to understand how little we actually know. This can take us deeper into our faith and help us to embrace a deeper trust in God's presence and love. Those who fear doubt, or a deepening of their faith, can come across as angry and rigid, which I believe is a fear of ones own doubt. Doubt is a normal part of faith. We either study and ponder, or we just walk away. To ponder is the way to enrich ones life and the lives of others.
Edited by markdohle, 20 April 2012 - 11:08 PM.