Amanda Kerr is a second-year graduate student at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. She is originally from Charlotte, NC, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at N.C. State University. Amanda is currently interning with First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Greensboro, N.C. and also works part-time as their Youth and Family Program Coordinator. Amanda often refers to herself as a “recovering know-it-all” and loves to listen to other people’s stories of life, faith, and community. In her free time, Amanda loves being outside, throwing the frisbee, and visiting local breweries. She is almost a 50/50 balance of extrovert and introvert, enjoying time with friends, as well as quiet afternoons with a good book.
The title of this blog comes from a piece by Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet, which has been a huge source of inspiration for Amanda:
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”