Doubt and Faith

Andrew Sullivan, noting the similarities between his outline of faith in his book and the doubt that Mother Teresa experienced, posts a quote from his book that concludes:

True belief is not about blind submission. It is about open-eyed acceptance, and acceptance requires persistent distance from the truth, and that distance is doubt. Doubt, in other words, can feed faith, rather than destroy it. And it forces us, even while believing, to recognize our fundamental duty with respect to God’s truth: humility. We do not know. Which is why we believe.

I can appreciate this view, and I agree that we must adopt humility as to matters such as why there is matter and not nothingness.

But I personally have not been able to conclude more than, “We do not know. Which is why we hope.”

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