Matthew 5: 38 – 47 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Can doubt be a gift in the spiritual life? Absolutely. Doubt can move us forward and open the door to discovery. In the words of Frederick Buechner, “Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.” Spirituality flourishes not in certainty, but in the questions.