My Experiences Within Motherhood, & my Attempts to Maintain a Personal Life Outside of It.

My experiences within motherhood and my attempt to maintain a personal life outside of it.
...Here I record my own self discipline: My commitment not to "let myself go". My promise to seek my God and follow my passions.
My attempt to do so despite and amidst the chaos of chasing around my high-energy kids while learning the French culture...

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Wisdom of Dr. Seuss

Our beloved childhood author had a lot more insight on life than just rhymes and silly riddles. Read this nugget of truth said by the man who brought us Green Eggs and Ham:
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
I don't know that Dr. Seuss intended it this way, but I believe this statement says a lot about our thoughts on God, His ways, faith, and theology in general. As finite humans, I so often see us "challenging" God with our list of questions about life that we demand an answer to. I see this especially with the youth that John and I work with on regular basis at our church.
God is an infinite, all-powerful, limitless being that for some crazy reason is enamored with little mankind. His greatness is beyond our human explanation, but somehow we still dare to interrogate his character, his plans, his purposes, because of our lack of understanding. "Dear child," I can imagine Him saying, "If you only could know that these complex questions are really quite trivial. My ways are far more simple than you realize."
I imagine He looks at us the way we look at our own children sometimes when they throw a fit, or teenagers when they get caught up in some form of drama: "Really, this is not worth getting upset over. If you only knew how trivial this was in light of everything else in life. But you can't recognize that because this is all you know at this point. Your experience informs you, and you haven't experienced as much as I have, so you won't understand until the day that you are in my shoes. Then you will look back at the questions you had today and wonder, 'why was I so concerned over that?'..."
...“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
- Dr. Seuss

1 comment:

TwoBoysMom said...

Wow, very well-put :)