is informational. Knowing is
transformational. Do not
conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the
renewing of your mind. Then you
will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing
and perfect will. - Romans 12:2 (NIV)
happens in the renew - ING of the mind, not in the renew - ED mind. Reaching a conclusion is only an
exercise in futility and a passing, self-preserving habit of the finite mind
that attempts to keep us confined to the perishable mortal. However, our perishable must clothe
itself with imperishable, and our mortal must put on immortality (I Corinthians
15). Our conclusions about God and
God-related subjects ultimately only awaken us to the inconclusiveness or
endlessness of God.
awakening experience is laced with a certain amount of pain. This pain associated with awakening is
the effect of the finite gradually dying and surrendering to the Infinite. And, the amount of pain felt with each
awakening is commensurate with the level of commitment we have had to that
particular conclusion. Watching one of our cherished conclusions crumble and
then continuing the process by allowing ourselves to submit and be open to
inconclusiveness can be painful, especially if that conclusion provided for us
or represented to us foundational stability and security.
However, concluding or ending the thinking
process is what weary, fearful minds do when the mystery of the unknown yields
to exhaustion. While exhaustion is
wonderful evidence of a powerful passion and zeal for the search; it merits
neither closure nor ending, but rather, stillness and surrender. When the finite finally surrenders, the
Infinite is awakened!
Quote of the Week
"There is nothing better
than to know that you don't know.
Not knowing, yet thinking you know, this is sickness."