Living Beyond Our Certainties

Listening on a recent run, I heard this quote from Kate Bowler on her Everything Happens podcast, commenting on pandemic life:

“We are being pushed to live beyond our certainties.”

Indeed we are, and it is quite uncomfortable at times, walking out with less than full knowledge and understanding.  But then came the epiphany realized in the next mile — “full knowledge and understanding” was never really a thing, it just felt more like a thing then that it does now.  It occurs to me that my certainties are, or at least in many cases, ought to be like the horizons (okay, hilltops) I focus on as I run – when I get there, I find there is more beyond.

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