Thursday, October 14, 2010

The will of God

This will teach me to tune into PBS. Tuesday night I was watching Abraham Lincoln grapple with the religious implications of the Civil War when my brain spit out a disconcerting thought: In searching for goodness, am I really seeking to discern the will of God?

As I watched God in America, the thought was an obvious one because the show portrayed Lincoln’s agony as turning on issues of good and evil, right and wrong. To find answers, Lincoln realized he had to “discern the will of God.”

Oh dear, is that my intent?

The answer is both yes and now. How frustrating is that!?

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