Now we know that as Roman Catholics we are not to simply understand Scripture literally, but what are we to think?(See Dogmatic Constitution On Divine Revelation, DEI VERBUM, chapter III, item 12, paragraph 2.)
Are we to let go of every person and thing in our life?
In a sense, yes. And then – no.
I am no expert, far from it, but I think that God in God’s persistent and ardent pursuit of us, is trying to get our attention. If that means losing and letting go of every person and everything, God will ask that of us. That makes me think of Job, of course. This is all very hard to understand, but we are called to not understand alone, which is in our head – but we are called to live this way.
Today I begin the week thinking about what God truly asks of me… and what seems like my complete inability to comply with the least of it.
What about you? What have you heard, thought or believed about this?