Advice the World Won’t Give you (Part 3)

Dear Children,

Ask questions.

Obviously, “the World” will agree about this, to an extent. You will be encouraged to question religion. Question the Bible. Question everything your dad and I have taught you.

And well you should!

But don’t stop there.

Keep asking those questions, even when the other alleged skeptics start getting uncomfortable. Question your instincts. Question Science.  Question your friends who were taught that they were raised “without religion.”

Question-askers tend to cause a stir–but their curiosity pays off. Every great discovery begins with a really great question. So ask “how” and “why” until everybody is sick of exploring your rabbit holes with you.

Then continue on alone.

You’ll be misunderstood. You’ll be accused of heresy. You’ll be told you’re over-thinking or causing trouble or going insane.

Go ahead and question all of that, too.

You were given a mind to ask questions: to seek, and struggle, and find.

And–when you reach the limit of yourself–when it feels like you’re the only one who has ever stood where you are standing–you’ll discover the territory is NOT uncharted.

You haven’t fallen off the mental map.

You’ll have discovered God.

(But don’t take my word for it.  Ask for yourself!)

 

Ask questions, and share your discoveries with me…

Love,

Your Mama

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