Monday Evening Paradoxes

paradoxThis week has been rough. And it is only Monday.

I read this quote today from The Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning

“When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and I am suspicious. I am honest and I still play games. Aristotle said I am a rational animal; I say I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer.”

Except for the Beer part, that describes how I’ve been feeling lately. I have strong beliefs and doubts at the same time. Trusting yet being suspicious is very real.  Trying to figure out how to parse those out and make sense of it all is tough.

God is going to get the glory in all situations. Those who are His sheep follow His voice. But can God’s voice call the sheep in two seemingly opposite and paradoxical directions. Many sheep hear Him calling to climb the mountain, others hear Him calling them to graze in the valley. Can’t God be in both places?

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