Freedom

Just a verse that has been going through my mind a lot lately:

John 8: 31 and 32

31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

I think it is telling me not to be afraid of investigating truth because God is found there. The kind of truth that is illuminated by God’s wisdom is freeing, not something to fear.

So, I must spend time really listening to God as I study.

You know I think I’ve been in this place before. God was there and I learned to trust him/her to b e a bit bigger than an old image of him was. There was freedom from fear there as well.

I guess I should trust that my questions won’t scare God away.

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  1. Good stuff, Linea. I was thinking along these lines last night, working on a post that wasn’t coming together right. My question was, which is more important: a desire and love for truth or a fixed belief system?

    I asked this of myself because I sometimes wonder if my theological searching/wandering, which is often quite public, might cause someone else to “stumble”. Should my burden be that I and others know the truth? Or should my burden be to preserve another’s faith? What if that faith is based on false pretenses and the truth will make them fall away? What kind of faith would that have been in the first place?

  2. Linea

    Marc,
    I think that if one is seeking truth, one can’t go too far wrong. I do think it is important to remember however that true wisdom comes from God and if our search for truth is going to take us in the right direction, we have to keep in close touch with him, continually asking for his guidance. There are a lot of things that pass for truth that are in fact false and I don’t know that we have the wisdom on our own to discern truth in every instance.

  3. erin

    Hi auntie,

    I know this is not the most appropriate place to tell you this, but I don’t know any other e-mail..

    There is a PhD student just finishing his thesis on how people who come from a different culture interact and perceive Canada. He is wanting to interview anyone who has experienced another culture for a long period of time, and then has come to Canada.

    I know there are a few people in your family who meet this discription, so I just wanted to pass the info to you, incase you thought they were interested. The student is entering all interview respondants in for a draw to say thanks for helping him out. He also mentioned that you and uncle can do it as well, if you are interested, as you spent a number of years in Africa I believe.

    His e-mail is stryker_calvez@usask.ca if you would like to get in contact with him. That is his real first name too. 🙂

    see ya!

  4. erin

    hi auntie, I gave you the wrong email. whoops.
    it is stryker.calvez@usask.ca.

  5. Linea

    Erin – I will give him Patrick’s e-mail. Maybe he has been in contact with him already?

  6. Linea

    Hey, Erin, I see that I don’t have a link to a contact so folks can e-mail me. I’ll have to fix that. But you can e-mail me at linealanoie AT g-mailDOTCom.