Go Against the Flow

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Go Against the Flow

go against the flow cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

A huge school of fish with exclamation marks on them swim to the right while one fish with a question mark on it swims to the left.

Go Against the Flow

My question marks represent mystical mystery and unknowing, whereas my exclamation marks represent the zeal of certainty.

I remember growing up in church and in youth group always being pressured to go against the flow of the world.

We were taught that the whole world hated us and persecutes us for our faith and that we needed courage to believe even in the face of martyrdom.

Now I know that where true courage is needed is in distrusting the comfort and security of propositional truth and embracing mystery. 

Mystery and unknowing and uncertainty aren't steps to facts and knowing and certainty.

No! Rather, they are a way of life.


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