“I think it’s time to call a truce and move on. We are not going to change anyone’s mind, so I need to back out of this.
Thanks for the opportunity to make the points I wanted to make. Adios, amigo.”
This is how our conversation ended; the one on whether or not there is evidence of a creator.
My first thought was, I am right, you are wrong.
My second thought was I won’t change my mind, but if you don’t, well, that does not make any sense.
Because I’m right and you are wrong.
My third thought was, wait a minute, how can I expect him to be willing to change if I’m not?
Today, though, I looked back and saw what he really said.
“We are not going to change anyone’s mind….”
Now that may be deeper than he thinks.
Maybe all we can do is change opinions.
I remember when my mind was a lot like his…I was always filling it with all the knowledge and experience my little world had to offer.
I was quite pleased with myself.
But, one day, in 1978, I changed my mind.
Well, to be honest, I didn’t change it.
I had tried many times with no success.
But, I sure could change that opinion.
Then, I came to the point where it wasn’t getting any better, and if I didn’t change my mind…it wouldn’t get any better.
I found someone who would change it for me.
And I can’t, nor would I want to ever change it again.
“But, we have the mind of Christ.”