Thursday, July 15, 2010

On Faith

From SarvaShiva, Seattle

"Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother" - Kahlil Gibran

"Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe" - Voltaire

"Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right" - John Donne

"If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm" - Mahtama Gandhi

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase" Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe" - St. Augustine

"A man of courage is also full of faith" - Cicero

Why do we despair, agreed times are dire, fears real, but that faith works is also real because these men of great intellect and accomplishment would not embrace faith were it an illusion. Perhaps Faith is capabilities coupled with self-confidence in those, and maybe deployable skills are the only real foundation of  faith, separating day-dreams from faith, earned from anticipated or entitled.

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