I don't know…

another-dumb-church-signI heard someone say that the hardest three words to say are not “I am sorry” or “I love you”, but are instead “I don’t know”.  I wonder what would happen if churches stopped trying to portray themselves as the place with “all the answers”, and started instead to let our communities know that we are places that have ALL THE SAME QUESTIONS as they do?  What if we acknowledged that we don’t “know it all” but we are simply and humbly trying to “know the one who does”?   Just thinking out loud here…  What do you think?

5 thoughts on “I don't know…

  1. How about “some questions just can’t be answered”. When I get to heaven, I got dibs on the “questions that aren’t answered” first.

  2. I agree, there is no shame in admitting what we don’t know (in fact, there is a certain attractiveness to honest seeking a certain repellent nature to a know-it-all)…but the key is being certain in those things we DO know

  3. What makes a man wise and when he can humbley Knows and admit when he doesn’t know.

  4. Good thoughts guys. It made me think that the things that I am MOST sure of about God…are the things that I have questioned and wrestled with most. The key is to offer our story…and any wisdom we may have picked up along the way…and then allow folks to question and struggle as we have. Since Jeff had a “brainy quote” I’ll quote Shakespeare :-) “The truth will out”.