Monday, April 21, 2008

thinking through it...

So, it's been a while since I posted.

The last week has been... well... up and down...

A couple things have happened that I'll write about in separate posts.

Jon & I have been reading a book together while he's deployed. It helps us have something to talk about other than just "catching up." When this book was published, I only heard bad things about it; it's funny- now that I'm actually reading it for myself, I realize how much it had been misconstrued. Weird how that happens. I have to wonder how many people I heard criticize it- or criticize the author himself- ever took the time to read it. I think they would be amazed, as was I, how much they actually agree with. I keep finding phrases and ideas that I remember being quite controversial... and, when taken out of context, they sound heretical- but, when you look at the whole, it actually makes a lot of sense. Oddly, the author exhorts readers to approach Scripture the same way- in its entirety.

It has really stretched me. Though, I will admit, it's hard- it's hard for someone like me to admit that maybe, just maybe, I don't have all the answers... or that someone else's answers might, just might, be true.

I have realized, more than anything, that spirituality is a journey. It's a process. It's not like learning addition, where mastery is possible, let alone simple. Where is my journey leading? Not sure yet. I do know that I have the Bible, and Spirit-led wisdom. I also know that there are a lot of people with that same Bible and that same Spirit-led wisdom who are in an entirely different place than me. And that's ok.

4 comments:

Kerri said...

Hey Sara!
What's the name of the book?
Kerri

Anonymous said...

Let's start guessing- Velvet Elvis?

Sara said...

You are correct, Anonymous. Granted, it was pretty obvious if you're in the GR area and know the book... I just knew that as soon as I said the words "Rob Bell" many people would discredit everything else I said...

Amy Maxwell said...

:) I read Velvet Elvis a few years ago...

Just caught up with your last few posts. Glad you sold the house! Congrats on living near Target.

I was going to say I miss you, but I guess we've never met have we? It's getting hard to keep track of which chaplain wives I've met in real life. :)