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Leave Room for Doubt

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In Listening to Your Life by Frederick Buechner, there’s a story that stuck with me. The narrator talks about religion with one of his students, and the young man asks him if he has received any proof of the existence of God.This is his answer:“Without somehow destroying me in the process, how could God reveal himself in a way that would leave no room for doubt?

If there were no room for doubt, there would be no room for me.”Even when taken out of context, that last sentence is powerful. “If there were no room for doubt, there would be no room for me” — this feels true for all of us, whatever our faith or personal philosophy.Certainty feels good.It is intoxicating to know you’re 100% right about something.

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