Reaching for the Unknown?

I love the part in the Book of Acts about how the men in Athens enjoyed gathering at the Aeropagus “either to tell or to hear some new thing.” When Paul arrived there, he noticed their interest in religious and various gods, and that they even had an altar inscribed TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Wasn’t it Mother Teresa who said it’s good to be open-minded, but not so open-minded that your brains fall out ?!?

“Therefore,” Paul said to them, “the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim.” He went on to urge them to seek the LORD, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him.

This scene reminds me of Paul warning Timothy that many might have a form of godliness, and a great interest in spirituality, yet never come into knowledge of the truth.

Chime in if you care to share about groping in the dark. FYI, this image was posted on Twitter by Michelle Gunnin. Thanks, Michelle!

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