Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Longing to believe

I have been tortured with longing to believe... and the yearning grows stronger the more cogent the intellectual difficulties stand in the way.

-- Fyodor Dostoevsky


Ike said...

"The Climax of Love and Hate"

The incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ marks the zenith of history. His life not only divides the calender, but also human destiny. As Jesus Himself warned those who rejected Him, "Unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins" (John 8:23), and on another occasion, "Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on the earth? I tell you, no, but rather division" (Luke 12:51; cf. Luke 2:34). Like no one else, Jesus Christ evokes the antithetical extremes of love and hate, devotion and rejection, worship and blasphemy, and faith and unbelief. How people respond to Him divides the sheep from the goats; the wheat from the tares; believers from unbelievers; the saved from the lost.

Suzanne Marie DeWitt said...

It is a story of contradiction indeed. My mind is regularly challenged and confronted by it.

Hope you are well Ike.