Sunday, September 10, 2006

Hold to the hollow

I was re-reading Thomas A Kempis this morning and it was coming alive for me.
One sentence that struck me was---

"No man is led willingly further than he himself sees."

I think that is so true whether for the Christian or the unbeliever. We love to be taught truths, doctrines, that we have some concept of already, even if ever so vague; but when we are presented with an idea that is outside of our experience or sight, we often dig our heels in and cling to the familiar, even if it is a hollow concept.


Anonymous said...

Wouldn't you say this was a 'safety' mechanism more than just stubborness? We could all be led as lambs to the slaughter (spiritually or emotionally) if we didn't 'test the waters' first. I feel it's okay to be cautious.Am I missing your point?

FCB said...

I agree in some case it may very well be a safety mechanism, but God has much to show us that we do not know, and my take on it was to be open, even if it is a thought you never considered before.