“At least five times…the Faith has to all appearances gone to the dogs. In each of these five cases, it was the dog that died.” –G.K. Chesterton
I thought for most of my life that questioning was doubt and that doubt was a sin. I don’t know where I learned that, but it was certainly how I lived my life. I kept stuffing away my questions and not dealing with them.
But like a rock in your shoe, you can ignore it for a while, but eventually it’s all you can think about, until eventually you have to deal with it. Maybe that’s some of you. Or maybe that rock has found a way to a place where you forgot it was there.
Either way, doubt is a hallway behind every question that every single one of us will walk down. Depending on which way you go, that hallway can lead to despair and emptiness or it can lead to a deeper understanding of and relationship with Jesus.
In these next few weeks, we’re going to put in the work. We’re going to “contend for the faith” that we would rather just be content with.