For Your Consideration
|As you all know it is election time here in these United States. The presumptive nominee of the Republican Party [GOP] is John McCain. McCain is reviled by the conservatives in his party. One of the main reasons for this is that in 2004, he was apparently asked by Senator John Kerry to be his Democratic Vice Presidential running mate, and he considered it. He said no, but he considered it. This got me to thinking.|
I am the kind of guy that likes to consider stuff. I'll be honest, sometimes this trait scares me. It causes me to question what for many is settled law, orthodoxy, and legitimate tradition. I may not end up changing my point of view, but I like to try and see things from the other side. Occaisionally I go too far and have to brought back by my friends, but it is who I am.
One area where this can be a real problem is when we get to questions of faith. I cannot be a "the bible says it, I believe it, and that does it" kind of guy. For sure, faith to me is a journey with a certain end, but, the road is likely to be more varied than most of us would prefer. For me, it is a road of questions, doubt, possibilities, and yes considerations. Sometimes of the grandest things, but sometimes of the unthinkable. I am thankful that in spite of all of those questions, doubts, and considerations, God always accepts me, waits for me, loves me, and is there for me.