Friday, May 13, 2005


Life is ambiguous. There are loose ends. It takes maturity to live with the ambiguity and the chaos, the absurdity and the untidiness. If we refuse to live with it, we exclude something and what exclude may very be the essential and dear -- the hazards of faith, the mysteries of God.
Eugene H. Peterson, Run With the Horses.

1 comment:

Jon Trott said...

Wonderful quote. Earlier this year, I tried a phrase on a co-worker: "biblical ambiguity." I suppose it was my attempt to express what seems to me the bible's theology vs. humans reading the bible theology... Ambiguity and sanity go hand in hand... that is... most people who are absolutely certain about things are also as nutty as fruitcakes.