“You don’t learn by having faith. You learn by questioning, by challenging, by re-examining everything you’ve ever believed. And yet, all this is a matter of faith – the faith that there is a truth to be found. It is another paradox: To truly question, you must truly have faith.” (Rabbi Tzvi Freeman)
“I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob…” (Exodus 6:3). This seems to be a very straightforward and unambiguous statement by God to Moses.
I know this, because I have been doing that since I was a child, and still doing that.
“To truly question, you must truly have faith.” (Rabbi Tzvi Freeman)
Prior to this very moment, upon reading these words, it never occurred to me how even profound a faith there must have been within me that I so dared to question, and to challenge, and to re-examine all that I, over the course of an entire lifetime, believed to be true.
Jesus lost me, but waiting in the wings and the shattered wake was Hashem, Who’d long since been waiting for me to seek, to truly seek, to find Him.