Written on the dry erase board on the wall by my front door:
"'Why?' is not a spiritual question. You can ask -- indeed the human mind is made to ask it -- but God is not really in the business of offering you a 'because.' Ask: 'How?'"
(It's a very small dry erase board, so forgive the phrases their choppiness please.)
The message has been up there so long -- I have no idea when I first wrote it to myself, but it was literally years ago now (I warned you I was a casual housekeeper) -- I don't even really see it anymore.
A new acquaintance was on their way out the door today and stopped to look at it. They gave me a quizzical look before wishing me a good day and heading out.
Sometimes God Stuff makes people look at you funny.
Can't say I blame them.
Doesn't mean I should shy away from it -- though intelligent discretion and an emphasis on example rather than explanation should always be my North Star.