In spiritual matters, to listen while “not knowing” is essential. To listen closely is to wait; it is to be open; it is to be patient; it is to attend; it is to be present; it is to trust the silence as much as the words; it is to allow what seems like darkness to reveal its light.
The notion of going out not knowing comes from the New Testament scripture about God calling Abraham who responded by going out not knowing where he was to go. I have always felt that was a good description of life itself. The uncertainty of not knowing can be both frightening and exhilarating. In this blog I hope to reflect on both.