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Keeping Life's Questions
For me, vital religious faith isn't so much about answers. It's more like facing in the direction of answers. When one stops to think about it, that in many ways is what the Bible is all about. It's not so much an answer book as a storybook. The stories help direct us toward the ways of God with questions like "Why was the world created?" and "Why did Jesus die?"

Jesus tells lots of stories too. People ask him questions or he provokes questions like "Who is my neighbor?" and "What must I do to inherit eternal life?" (and we ask, "What would 'eternal life' be?"). Jesus responds with a story: "A man was going down the road from Jerusalem to Jericho...."

Or the writer of the Psalms asks God, "Why are you hiding yourself in the time of trouble?" And, hauntingly, Jesus cries out, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"...

Keeping life's questions - holding onto them faithfully is, I would maintain, a way of prayer and faithful living. It is the Psalmist who also prays, "O God, you are my God, eagerly I seek you."

--Frederick Borsch
from an interview with the author about his new book,
The Spirit Searches Everything


Interview with Frederick Borsch

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