On believing, reflecting, and insighting
When we read the words “I believe”, it seems like an easy phrase to utter and an easy act to perform. However, these words carry much weight.
Beliefs are the accumulation of external influences and our internal conditions – in other words, beliefs should be the accumulation of our insights. Insights are the culmination of our reflections.
Therefore, to claim that we believe in an almighty benevolent God means we have opened ourselves to inquiry and we have courageously danced the tensions of faith and yet-to-be-resolved doubt. It’s not sufficient to utter what we claim; we must live it, again and again.
John 3:16-18. Those who believe in the Son are not judged; but those who do not believe have already been judged, because they have not believed in God’s only Son.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-155: JUNE 4, 2023]