Leaps of Faith

liz“There’s a reason we refer to “leaps of faith” – because the decision to consent to any notion of divinity is a mighty jump from the rational over to the unknowable, and I don’t care how diligently scholars of every religion will try to sit you down with their stacks of books and prove to you through scripture that their faith is indeed rational; it isn’t. If faith were rational, it wouldn’t be – by definition – faith. Faith is belief in what you cannot see or prove or touch. Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be… a prudent insurance policy.”

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

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Faith.  Must have faith.  Must practice faith day by day, minute by minute.  It’s hard sometimes.  Do it anyway.  Talking to me, too.

 

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3 thoughts on “Leaps of Faith

  1. udoji75 says:

    We all belief that there is a supernatural Being somewhere no matter our religion and so the faith is there all the time but sometimes because of life’s situation we tend to lose it and so what I think is that we should always pray to God to give us the wings of faith to fly.Have a good weekend 🙂

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    • Not everyone believes, unfortunately. I wish they did. But for those of us who do, prayer can work miracles. God gives us all we need when we need it. We don’t always know the right time but he does. You have a good weekend, too, Patrick. 🙂

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