The Big Stuff
"I Don't Believe in God ... "
The search for significance
Years ago, Dr. C.S. Lovett received a letter that started off just like that. The writer continued, "At least I don't think I do. Can you help me?" Do you know what a request like that really means? "Could you help me settle my doubts without forcing any ideas on me?" And that's the way it should be.
Perhaps you are thinking something similar. Most people have times in their lives when they mentally step away from the daily grind and think about the "big stuff" - where we came from, where we're going, and what life is all about. There are lots of ideas out there, of course, and how we handle those ideas and reach conclusions is vitally important.
Dr. Lovett answered that letter by sending what he called a "spiritual road map." One nice thing about a map is that it doesn't tell people which way to go. Instead, it graphically presents "the lay of the land" with all its options, and you can use it to get from where you are to where you want to go, while avoiding unnecessary detours or going out of the way. It's just the thing for those with honest doubts.
The operative word is "honest." Unless you are willing to be honest with yourself, what follows will simply be an amusing waste of time. However, if you are willing to ignore the cynical or sarcastic voices in your head and simply be honest with yourself, what follows will be enormously rewarding. So the question that begins this little journey is this: Am I willing to be honest with myself?