The Certainty of Uncertainty

Daughter, your faith has restored you to health; go in peace and be free from your complaint

Mark 5:34
Wisdom 1:13-15,2:23-24; Psalm 30:2,4-6,11-13; II Corinthians 8:7,9,13-15; Mark 5:21-43

Our present age lacks a proper sense of reverence for the awesome mystery of life. Humankind, it is said, has lost the capacity to dwell on the wondrous mystery of a creative order moving its way to fulfillment — a fulfillment that transcends all human understanding. Today, we look ahead in terms of economic and financial security, but little else.

Consider the mystery of life as it unfolds in a marriage relationship. A good marriage that matures with time is based on the growing realization by both spouses that complete knowledge of another human being is never attained. Married love is an uneasy balance. Meaning, there is always some discovery to be made, always some uncertainty to deal with, always unforeseen events to overcome. The complete mystery of the other is never solved.

Two longtime friends met at a bar to watch the Sunday game. When it was over, they became so engrossed in talking about old times that, before they realized it, it was…

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