I had a conversation with a man who asked me, "So what is it you do exactly?" I told him I work with an organization that tries to find answers to life's difficult questions, "...you know, trying to make sense of the world!" This stopped him in his tracks. He shook his head, looked to the heavens and said, "Oh, God!" The funny thing is he was on the right track but I know he didn't mean what he said. His point: you'd be better off spending your time doing something else - anything else! People can look at this world and see that it's broken. Just turn on the news or pick up a newspaper. But the problem is they also know we'll never find all the answers, so what's the point of asking the questions? If you ever run into this conversation-stopper, I hope you nod your head and say, "You're right! This world is broken and we'll never find all the answers, but like doing a jigsaw puzzle, you don't need every piece of a puzzle in place to see the big picture. All you need is enough important parts that stand-out and fit-together." Suddenly there is hope of making sense of the world and you can start sharing ultimate truth with ordinary people, one piece and one person at a time.
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