Sunday, November 09, 2008

Dostoevesky quote

"It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ.
My hosanna is born of a crucible (furnace) of doubt."


I'll admit I've never been able to get into reading the Brothers Karamazov, or anything else he wrote. (Honest, I tried. The names overwhelmed me.) But our minister used this quote today and I thought it was an excellent way of describing my Christian walk as well as that of many fellow travelers. My hosannas also sometimes have a bit of an edge to them. They may not have been through a crucible. It's more like my hosannas have tiny fluorescent postit notes with question marks all over them.

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