Have we lost our capacity to wonder?
If we have, what can we do to reclaim it?
I think that in our quest for knowledge, we've squeezed out quite a bit of the wonder God intended to have us embrace. It's not that knowledge is a bad thing, mind you. Learning and growing are an essential part of the whole Christian maturity process. But I'm still left thinking that we've let the wonder dim and replaced it with a lot of knowledge that rings far too hollow ... far to pedestrian for the God we claim to pursue.
So what if so much of our dogma is just for the sake of itself? What if it so many of the things we hold so dear aren't essentials after all? What would happen if we began to lay that aside and turned our focus to the wonder that is the Gospel instead?
I was chatting this morning with my pastor along these lines. He and happen to think a lot alike in these areas. I take comfort in that because I've seen the man he is and what it took to get him there. I also know my own struggles over the years and the journey my own Crooked Path has taken. And it make me want to wonder more and spout less dogma.
How about you? Are you ready to wonder again?