Is next to impossible. Let’s face it, the human mind can only do so much. There are lots of things that probably won’t ever make sense to us. But that is okay. In failure, in confusion, in pain, there is humility.
Here are some people I wish I could chat with, perhaps at Starbucks:
2. Mary, mother of Jesus. What was it like being the mother of Jesus? How do you feel that people around the world are worshipping you?
3. Leo Tolstoy
Here are some things that I would like to understand:
1. The entire Old Testament
2. 1 Corinthians 14 and the role of women
3. How God gets a camel through the eye of a needle, and how He exactly He saves people from their own greed and arrogance
4. Sodom and Gomorrah
5. What speaking in tongues looks and sounds like
6. 1 Corinthians 5 please!
7. Jesus’ personality
I’m sure there’s lots of other theological issues that I would like to understand. Why do I bring up all of the most controversial parts of the Bible? I do not want it to cause more divisions. We have enough of those. But why does disagreement necessarily need to lead to division?
I think that we should attempt to understand and appreciate all of God’s Word. Even if it’s not convenient or intuitive. I pray that in the end, these questions and problems will be resolved and our faiths will be all the stronger for having endured the confusion.