Finding Life in the Face of Death

The problem with taking a leap of faith is the falling.  That feeling that everything is out of control, that you are rushing toward your own demise and there is nothing you can do about it.  The only question is when it would happen.

On the other hand, we are all dying.  Everyone is mortal.  That is the terminal fact of life which we must all deal with. The problem is that taking a leap of faith makes our mortality a sudden and inescapable reality because suffering, pain and, especially, death are the key issues, the ultimate test of our faith.

A leap of faith into the arms of our loving Creator is a major step that leaves rationality behind.  Not that there aren’t good reasons to believe in God only that there is the sense that rationality is not enough, that it is insufficient for the task at hand.

Of course, that is true to a certain extent of all relationships, though there is a qualitative difference in a relationship with the Divine when we aren’t entirely sure (based on our normal method of verification by means of our senses) that He is even there.

Faith is at a premium in this kind of endeavor.  We have launched ourselves into a relationship with the Divine and have risked everything, even life itself, on our intuitive, “beyond rational” trust in a Creator who claims to love us more than we love ourselves.

Perhaps we’ve been a bit hasty.  Perhaps we need to take another look at things but now from the other side of the divide, from the side of faith, from the side of a new relationship with God.

Perhaps a new perspective will give us some peace and assurance that we aren’t stark raving mad.

Perhaps.  Perhaps not.


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Tears of the Desert Warrior by Bert A. Amsing
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