As I delved deeper and deeper into the idea of an all-powerful, all-knowing benevolence that doesn’t just guide us but also comprises us, a funny thing happened to me: I became agnostic (I don’t believe one way or another in the existence of a higher power).
Because I realized if such a force exists and its benevolence is indeed without limits, it will love me whether I believe in it or not. I don’t need to waste my energy arguing its case, or trying to prove its existence (it is, after all, all-powerful and all-knowing, so why should I waste time bleating about it or worshipping it? If it exists, it’s already incomparably powerful and inalienably evident. It doesn’t need me to defend or evangelize it.)
I simply need to do the best I can with what’s in front of me, and be as kind as possible to those around me. All that higher pay-grade stuff has been taken care of.
And if it doesn’t exist, well hell—doing the best I can with what’s in front of me and being kind to those around me covers all the concerns that I want to address.