Avoiding the Cynic…In You!
It’s easy to be a cynic in today’s world.
With 24-hour news cycles displaying catastrophic events and subsequent human despair, one of our only defenses is cynicism. It’s easier to be flippant than to feel the real “humanness” of our mortality, right? We all do it. But when we allow the cynic to take permanent residence in our heads and our hearts, we also lose the pure childlike awe in God.
You can’t have a sense of wonder if your vision is clouded with skepticism and doubt. Belief and faith also have no room in a skeptic’s life, and neither does the actual quest for knowledge and wonder. Unchecked cynicism ultimately closes the mind and blocks out all light.
On the other hand, God can only speak to an open mind that acknowledges a purpose-filled existence, despite the world’s challenges. By being open like this, we can see God’s wonder regardless of whether we’re experiencing a surge of joy or an extremely low ebb in happiness. Think of it this way, although you cannot look directly at the Light of God, you can’t truly “see” anything else without it.
This week check your inner skeptic. Make sure that the cynic is not clouding your vision of God’s many gifts and joys in your life.
HE REPLIED, “BECAUSE YOU HAVE SO LITTLE FAITH. TRULY I TELL YOU, IF YOU HAVE FAITH AS SMALL AS A MUSTARD SEED, YOU CAN SAY TO THIS MOUNTAIN, ‘MOVE FROM HERE TO THERE,’ AND IT WILL MOVE. NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU.”