Posts tagged ‘faith’
During the month of August, I will be posting images from my recent cross country trip, which took me from Chicago to San Francisco, and back. I hope you will enjoy both the images and the reflections.
Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
– Marilyn vos Savant
My friend, Patty Riley, OP, is walking on the Bonneville Flats in Utah – with ease. When the settlers crossed over through Utah into Nevada, and then on to California on the Emigrant or California Trail, they surely didn’t walk with such ease. Consider the Donner Party. Nonetheless, these emigrants did not give up on their dreams.
Do we have the same stamina? Or do we too readily give up?
People who have faith in life are like swimmers who entrust themselves to a rushing river. They neither abandon themselves to its current nor try to resist it. Rather, they adjust their every movement to the watercourse, use it with purpose and skill, and enjoy the adventure.
– David Steindl-Rast
Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore, we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love.