“If we cling to belief in God, we cannot likewise have faith, since faith is not clinging but letting go.”
“And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.”
“But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.”
I know these three quotes seem almost the same but I think if you read carefully, there are some important distinctions to be made amongst them. Each one illuminates a different facet of “faith”. The light hits each one in a different way.
Haven’t put up any images lately, so I figured this was a good time and a good set for the time… One of these has already appeared as the last Phriday Phaiga. These are all from February, 2010. The last … Continue reading →
My reply for Ramblingmums Three Nuts and a Squirrel Challenge....
You have opened yourself like a book,
taken that look and given it back
in folds of soft loving,
given me the shivered salt
of your throat
while the river
comes and goes,
…or “The Bifurcation of a Challenge” (yes, I said “Bifurcation”…)
It all started out so innocently, a comment made in jest, replied to in jest, challenged in jest, challenge accepted in jest….and then….the jesting got out of hand…
I leave you kids home alone for one night, and look what you’ve DONE! You wait until your father gets home! Have you seen the mess you made of my comments section?!?! I guess I should be thankful its contained to just the one post! It was that Panda boy, wasn’t it? I knew he was bad news….
So here’s where things stand so far….I think….whimsy-mimsy made a challenge in jest in a comment about TP, old shoes and mud and writing something sensuous/romantic about them. I took that challenge and so did a bunch of other lovelies. Whimsy apparently passed the mantle to me…why, I’ll never know…and I came up with a name…Three Nuts and a Squirrel…and a new challenge/prompt and a bunch more lovelies blew up my comments section. Somewhere along the way an acorn got involved...not sure how that happened either. Oh, yeah, I think the Panda did it…figures. And now a Ramblin’ Mum has taken the mantle (though I think she’s trying to pass it back) for the next bit of licentiousness and that damned dirty Panda has taken things to the gutter as per usual.
Inspired by Stephen Kellogg's prompt, Susan Daniels, a Panda, a Platypus and the list
Based on real life events...
smarter than you think,
laughing in the oak, squirrels
throw acorns at dogs