May 10, 2006

Faith and Doubt

An individual over at Emergent Houston wrote a good reflection over faith and doubt, here's an excerpt,

"I think faith, by definition, can never be 100%. I can never have total faith in God and this story without some doubt. It requires belief and unbelief at the same time. I don't really like that. I want to know it and prove it and check it off my list."

I appreciate what he says, asking for faith to believe. Since reading Tillich, I've come to appreciate doubt in relation to my faith. Doubt merely expresses how important my faith is to me. It's not a failure or a weakness, but it is overcome by courage to act out in faith.