Monday’s post, “A Place Called Purgatory” received some interesting and thoughtful posts. Beliefs and thoughts were varied and presented with conviction.
Sometimes, asking a question is better than making a statement. Listening to another’s thoughts without rebuttal is not an easy task. It requires an open mind without judgment.
Can you firmly believe something, yet openly listen to another’s thoughts? Can you respect what they believe without prejudice?
Here’s a thought. All too often, armed with the truth as they see it, so many are ready to trample the thoughts of others and replace them with what they believe. This assult not only doesn’t work, but it pushes people away.
The truths of God’s word are not something decided by the intellect, but rather revealed to us by His Holy Spirit. Even the faith to believe is given to us. It sure rules out any bragging on our part. Perhaps, we should let God reveal the truth to one’s heart, rather than try to convince the intellect.