• Michael Haldas

Confusion


“Just because one chooses to be a Christian doesn’t mean that there are never any moments of confusion. There are certainly moments in my own life as a priest where I am confused about the things I believe. Certain passages of the Bible are still confusing to me, no matter how many times I read them. Sometimes I am confused by God’s plan for my life. Sometimes I am confused about God’s plan for the world, why He allows certain things to happen.” (Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis)

“It may be confusing to understand God’s actions toward us. But if we desire to be united with Him more than we desire our happiness and comfort, then we’ll trust His plans for our lives. Our faith enables us to view our circumstances with confidence in our Lord.” (Father Barnabas Powell)

“Babel, the place where the tower was built, means “gate of God.” The word is also a homonym of the Hebrew verb balal, “to produce confusion.” Even when we enjoy initial success, confusion will surely follow as long as we rely upon our own wisdom, ignoring the guiding word of God and His ways.” (Dynamis 3/27/2014)

“True wisdom, as the fruit of self-examination, dialogue and generous encounter between persons, is not acquired by a mere accumulation of data which eventually leads to overload and confusion, a sort of mental pollution.” (Pope Francis)

“Christ taught by example, spending whole long nights in the desert praying. He did this to teach and admonish us that, whenever we are going to converse with God, we must flee from the noise, the confusion, and the crowds. Instead, we should go off to a place which is deserted and go at a time when our solitude will not be interrupted.” (St. John Chrysostom)

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