One Hell of a Conundrum

There are problems and perks that come with age. One of the problems I am struggling with is that I now am able to see both sides of extremely controversial issues. I can recognize that theories and laws are necessary, but once we plug human beings into them, they just can’t be seen as black and white issues, if we are to be both just and merciful. This is a major conundrum on a societal level, because there are so many differences from person to person, that it is not a level playing field. And a mature person with mature faith may still make tragic mistakes, but will be able to grow from accepting the consequences. While a teenager or even an adult without the faith that brings grace in suffering, may be destroyed by the consequences. However, without laws or consequences for irresponsible behavior, we end up with license and multiply the problem astronomically. It’s one hell of a conundrum.

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About Eileen

Mother of five, grandmother of eleven, great-grandmother of seven, 1955 -1959 Rice University in Houston, TX. Taught primary grades; Was Associate Post Director of Religious Education at Ft. Campbell, KY; Consultant on the Myers/Briggs Type Indicator; Presently part time Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper for Architect husband of fifty-seven years. Blog: Laughter: Carbonated Grace

Posted on January 25, 2017, in faith, Forgiveness, Gifts of Age, Judging, Justice, Love, Paradox, spiritual growth, Suffering, Teaching/Learning Experiences, teen age sex and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hmmmm … if God causes his sun to shine on the just and the unjust, and if grace is illogical, then Romans 5:20 may give cause for hope …

  2. Yes, it can be very difficult to live with being able to see both sides of an issue. Makes me feel quite wishy-washy and backbone-less sometimes. But I would also hate to have a rigid, one-eyed mind.

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