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  • Writer's picturePaul Condello

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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macl3ric
Apr 11, 2021

When things are going wrong, we justify our sin with self-pity. We find ourselves thinking, “Well, I’m going to do this because God isn’t taking care of me anyway, and rather than helping, He’s allowing my life to disintegrate.” Such reasoning is designed by our scheming mind to bring us to a sense of entitlement to sin.


We must fight the battle to deny or disbelieve God’s goodness, with faith, never giving an inch. Everything God does in our lives is motivated by love, and any minor deconstruction of that truth is a lie that can have serious ramifications.


You might also think in what ways you tend to doubt the goodness of God. Intimacy with Christ is the best…


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tashfea01
Dec 06, 2020

Only finding reason behind everything is not legible. I personally feel that we should follow a track that gives us serenity and peace. Believing in God is something which gives us an assurance of peace and lets us open our hearts, minds to everything around us.

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