Saturday, June 7, 2008

rope bridges and elephants...

From Barbara Brown Taylor:

"[Faith] is not a well-fluffed nest, or a well-defended castle high on a hill. It is more like a rope bridge over a scenic gorge, sturdy but swinging back and forth, with plenty of lifhgt and plenty of air but precious little to hang on to excpet the stories you have heard...All you have to do is believe in the bridge more than you believe in the gorge..."

Trusting someone/thing greater than ourselves to get us over the great chasms of life, the deep valleys is faith. It gets hard when it feels like there is an elephant stampeding toward us on that rope bridge...all we can do at that point is hold on as best we can.

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