I get caught up in it often, but I must come to see that that quick tempered criticism and power driven argument are not for me. When I stop arguing and trying to figure out the “deep” mysterious paradoxes with my mind then faith arises and my ego deflates. The mind by nature tries to control and analyze instead of see and love. I want my religion to follow Jesus and go into the desert where there is nothing to defend or prove. There’s an interesting saying at Alcoholics Anonymous that I’ve shared before. It’s the acronym E.G.O.
Where love is there is bewilderment and confusion of my either/or mind. Truth deeper than reason begins to permeate my consciousness. The ego which separates me from God is destroyed through accepting paradox and stopping argument. The more I know about God the less I know. At first this was a shock to me. But the sweetness of love has pulled me through. Divine love has taken hold of my heart and now I belong to love.
I guess I can’t make my mind up on controversial issues because there’s more than one reasonable way to look at the issues. Ultimate Reality is paradox. I need to approach these issues with more humility instead of trying to force others to see a certain perspective.