How does God fit into our lives? How do we fit into God’s infinite timeline? Once people spent a lot of time on those questions. Now, not so much. If we go to house of worship, we seldom take the words as a source of meditation and soul searching. Our lives go on without a personal relationship with God.
Sadly, many of us tell ourselves that we have to follow certain rules without understanding or caring what those rules mean, how they might help us to be better people and to lead more purposeful lives. Some of us even want to impose those rules on others as if they personally spoke for The Almighty. True to such arrogance, these people often pick and choose the rules they will impose.
In the process the dialogue between the believer and those who doubt gets lost. God has given us the challenge of life, which has to include the challenge of sharing life with those around us. The dialogue which makes that sharing possible is so often lost in a flash of dogmatic truth.
My novel, Widow’s Walk, is coming out in a couple of weeks. In it I try to explore the interplay for good and ill between faith and life. I hope it will get a few people to think about their relationship to God and God’s relationship to them. As a psychologist, minister, and especially as a pastoral counselor, this has always been the central issue in my search for personal meaning.
If you’d like more information about Widow’s Walk please visit the website: http://widows-walk.webs.com/ and don’t forget to look for it on Amazon in a couple of weeks.
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