Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Don't be afraid

Afraid to Ask

Anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity. It is the fruit of unanswered questions. But questions cannot go unanswered unless they first be asked. And there is a far worse anxiety, a far worse insecurity, which comes from being afraid to ask the right questions--because they might turn out to have no answer. One of the moral diseases we communicate to one another in society comes from huddling together in the pale light of an insufficient answer to a question we are afraid to ask.

Source: Prologue to No Man Is an Island, Thomas Merton


1 comment:

Barb said...

Heidi, this is like the third or 4th time that a post has captured my heart and mind and I have thought about posting it and lo and behold, you have already posted it. Just funny to me how our minds are drawn to the same things.