“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” — Mark Twain
There’s so little of which we can be absolutely certain. The more I think about things — Life, Self, Other, God — the less I know for sure. Which is fine, truly. I think the world would be a happier, healthier place if people were less sure of most things they think they know.
But still, we must choose and take our next steps as if we’re sure. We work & play & love & create as if we know what on earth we’re doing. That’s faith — to be sure when we can’t be sure. And it’s necessary.
So the question isn’t really: what can I be sure of? The answer to that is, in the end: pretty much nothing, or everything... We go ahead and put our faith, our surety, in all sorts of things — belief systems, science, books, our own experience, loved ones, experts…
A better question might be: what do I choose to be sure of? I choose. I choose where to put my faith, and I get to BE the sure thing. Then, I can ask: how does my being this sure thing serve me, and how does it serve the world?
Can’t wait to see you this Saturday at 6:00, at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living (abqcsl.org). Join us at 5:30 for wine, refreshment, and community. XO, Rev. Drew