Monday, March 3, 2008

Being Still

One reason we’re addicted to activity is that it takes our mind off questions we don’t like to ask—What’s the meaning of life? What happens when we die? Why does God allow evil? These are the questions that Pascal said gave rise to distractions like fox hunting—and today, monster truck shows. Being a Christian doesn’t settle these questions, otherwise theologians would be out of work. And the spiritual growth that comes from grappling with the answers is a life-long process.
(From: "Doing Nothing for Lent" by Angelo Matera, Godspy (2.15.08)


  1. Bellator Crux said...

    The funny thing is that i was thinking i need some quiet reflective "God Time" just the other day. i relized that I haven't had any in a while and like any one I had that kinda guilty feeling then like any human came up with five to ten exuses why i haven't (school, work, homw work, spending time with my wife, ect.)I just love those "Frying pan moments". Funny how often they happen here lately.

    M. David Levick, Jr.

  2. Anastasia Theodoridis said...

    But Christianity does address these issues, quite clearly and specifically, yes?

  3. Christopher D. Hall said...

    Hey David! What do you mean "frying pan moments?" Haven't heard that one before.

    I Pray that this semester is going well for you and Ashley.

  4. Doorman-Priest said...

    I ask some of those big questions in my lessons. Some engage, some would rather try to put on make up - displacement activity?