Are you having difficulty with a doctrine of the faith? It is likely then that there is for you some particular spiritual benefit to be gained from a better understanding of just that doctrine, and of its bases. God scandalizes us at those junctures on the Way where he wants us to pay particular attention, so as to correct some peculiar defect of our understanding; our difficulties with doctrine are our difficulties with admitting the truth. Struggling with doctrine – not to disagree, but humbly, to understand – we learn what it really is, and what the Church is in it really saying to us.
If my own experience is any indication, there is no end to this process. As soon as I figure out one doctrine well enough to feel comfortable with it – thanks only to beginning to understand what it teaches – another rears its head. And no doctrine stays put; each one sooner or later cries out for a deeper turn of the gyre. It’s like playing whack-a-mole, except that as you go your serenity increases.
The moles get bigger, too.