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Hi everyone, this is my first attempt at blogging, please be patient with me. I have always been passionately interested in science and always been a committed Christian who believes in the creative power of God, and I honestly believe that the two are not mutually exclusive. I would like to use this blog to explore this relationship.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Picking up the pieces, or, struggling with our faith

This is a very good article about faith.  I read it and I thought about that scene in "Fiddler on the Roof" in which Tevye is asking his God why he has made so many poor people.  Why does his life have to be so hard?  Why this?  Why that?  Why, why, why?  This movie is about the struggles of the Jews in Czarist Russia about a  hundred years ago.  They were trying to hold on to their traditions, to look after their families, as they have done for thousands of years.  And it isn't easy.  They are also being persecuted by the soldiers who are under orders to evict them from their villages.

In Genesis 32: 22-32 Jacob apparently wrestles with God.  This is an important passage because it says, symbolically that it isn't an easy task for some to accept God in our lives.   We want to be in control of our own lives.   We think we don't need God to help, to guide or to bless us.

I'm a Christian and I can identify in small measure to the Jews.  Sometimes I wonder if there really is a loving God or even if there's a God at all.  I struggle too.  Even as I write this I wonder if I am doing the right thing.  I wonder sometimes if I am following the path that I should be following.  I forget to pray, or I decide that something else is more important in my life than my relationship with God. 


Abstratos Insólitos said...

1. Alleluia! Blessed is the one who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commands.
2. His children will be powerful on earth; the upright's offspring will be blessed.
3. Wealth and riches are for his family, there his integrity will remain.
4. He is for the righteous a light in darkness, he is kind, merciful and upright.
5. It will be well with him who lends freely, who leads a life of justice and honesty.
6. For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered and loved forever.
7. He has no fear of evil news, for his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.
8. His heart is confident, he needs not fear, he shall prevail over his foes at the end.
9. He gives generously to the poor, his merits will last forever and his head will be raised in honor.
10. The wicked will see this and be furious: they will gnash their teeth in seething envy. The desire of the wicked will fail.
Psalms 112-


Alex said...

Thank you Nelson. Your friendship and support makes my faith stronger.

Bunched Undies said...

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Alex said...

thank you. following bunched undies too. it's a good one.

Abstratos Insólitos said...

I read again my eyes were dewy, this post is beautiful Alex. Thank you for always being on my blog.