Saturday, November 22, 2014

Benefit of the doubt

Benefit of the doubt                                                                                 

The opposite of love is not hate but, indifference –
the great sin which comes from innocence

and its accompanying ignorance,
intoxication, insensitivity and immaturity.

When you doubt God’s existence give God the benefit.  
Pore over the scriptures, rather than the opposing arguments;

better yet, plumb the heart’s depths and its necessities. 
Ask Him whether or not He exists and ask yourself

whether or not He is essential to your existence.
You might discover after a time, meditative

and contemplative attentiveness to God
reaps benefits which are in fact

the God-sent answer and affirmation
your doubting mind seeks.

O child of God, give God the benefit of the doubt,
the fear and loneliness which at times overwhelms you.

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