(as I was saying)
AND ANOTHER THING . . .
Sometimes the answer is, "I don't know."
Maybe you have a deep-seated belief that to answer "I don't know" is unacceptable, that it perhaps shows a weakness or incompetence. I would argue the opposite and add that the ability to answer, "I don't know," shows a humility and self-awareness indicative of Still Searching and Willingness To Learn.
I don't have all the answers. Sometimes I don't even know what I think about a certain subject when it's been presented in a certain light, and so I require time to determine my answer. Sometimes I don't know what Official Church Policy is regarding said (or other) issue -- maybe simply because it's not something I've considered researching.
Answering, "I don't know," isn't so unusual. After Adam and Eve were cast out of The Garden of Eden, Adam offered sacrifice; after a few days an angel appeared and asked, "Why dost thou offer sacrifice unto the Lord?" Adam's response? "I know not, save the Lord commanded me."
I've felt that way about a lot of things in my life, many times when I've been asked why I'm doing what I'm doing (more often why I'm NOT doing something) my answer is: Because that's what I was asked to do. It's not blind/thoughtless following, it's faith and a desire to be obedient.
And that, Friends, is what I felt I had to say this week about that.
Welcome, weekend, welcome, March. The birdies sing in the morning and tease that Spring is around the corner. I like to believe those birdies.