I had the pleasure of having a dinner conversation with Bishop Gene Robinson recently.
Our conversation touched on the topic of “faith.” He said something I just wanted to share:
I’m much less concerned with life after death than I am with life before death. . . My faith isn’t about what is going to happen to me in the afterlife. The real purpose of my faith is to help me get through this uncertain world.
So much is uncertain. And we long for certainty.
Here’s a favorite quote:
Dubium incommodum est.
Certum ridiculum est.
Uncertainty is uncomfortable.
Certainty is ridiculous.
Faith, real faith, is about getting through this world.
(Note: No one here is advocating a particular faith, just that faith can be a good thing.)
And, if you care to, click here to see comments on the streetprophets site where this article went up last week.