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A Reason To Open One’s Heart

It is a matter of being willing to open one’s mind to what could be true, even when it is hard to believe and countercultural, for the sake of those in most need of hope.



If that young girl or boy hopes that their eyes will open again in another place, will you not put aside any possible bias to fairly consider whether that could be?

As more people start encouraging others to believe in God again, many will say that they find it too hard to believe God could be real. Although it has also been difficult for people to believe in God in the past, people today have a particularly hard time thinking realistically about believing in God because of modern preconceptions. However, many people today would be less reluctant to fairly consider Christianity if they knew more about the people who have real faith who are on the verge of dying.


Think of a child who knows they are about to die after a valiant fight with a terrible sickness. If that young girl or boy hopes that their eyes will open again in another place, shouldn't people put aside any possible biases to fairly consider whether that could be? Consider an elderly woman who sits alone in a nursing home at the end of her life as she thinks back on all the friends and family she has lost and hopes she will see them again one day. Shouldn't people put aside any preconceptions about believing in God to consider her hope as well?


However, it is not a matter of hoping in what you know cannot be real that is right. It is a matter of being willing to open one’s mind to what could be true, even when it is hard to believe and countercultural, for the sake of those in most need of hope. Thinking about the hopes of others in the most trying moments of their lives can be helpful in honestly opening one's mind to what could be, and careful and honest research will find many brilliant minds who have reasoned that God actually is real.

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