Trials, Errors, and Homecoming

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I now understand that I would never have been able to become a plausible critic of the absurdities of modern consciousness until I myself had experienced them. I did not become an orthodox believer or theologian until after I tried out most of the errors long rejected by Christianity. If my first forty years were spent hungering for meaning in life, the last forty have been spent in being fed. If the first forty were prodigal, the last forty have been a homecoming.

―Thomas C. Oden,
A Change of Heart: A Personal and Theological Memoir

One thought on “Trials, Errors, and Homecoming

  1. Indeed, an honest and humble soul can learn from his errors. As Sri Aurobindo said “look at what a man has become”. Life is a process and progress can be made.


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