Tonight, host Krista Tippett interviewed Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen. (You can read about her on the website.) I was so taken by the following quote, I downloaded the show and listened again, just for this bit.
I have no answers, but I have a lot of questions. And those questions have helped me live better than any answers I might find.She told the story of a man dying of cancer whose symptoms disappeared. Tumors, lesions, all disappeared shortly after he came to the hospital to die. All the testing, samples, questions, did not answer all the whys. They concluded that his chemo (ended 11 months before) had finally worked.
----Rachel Naomi Remen
Her greatest sorrow, she said, was that she believed that conclusion for decades. She says she now realizes that she was in the presence of the greatest encounter with mystery she would ever see.
It called her to wonder what life in this world is really about, what is possible, what is actual.
Rather than saying "Oh, it's a miracle!" Her questions of wonderment speak to me far more powerfully.
To wonder. To trust. To hope.
Some poet said, "Hope is the hardest love of all."
Just some thoughts.