Faith can move mountains

What on Earth was Jesus on about? Was it just another way in which he was so much above us normal people, by faith making the blind see and the lame walk and the dead rise? Should I seek to construct in myself a belief that this mountain, or mole hill, is somewhere else, and, when I see it is not so, just account myself one of little faith, unable even to curse a fig tree?

Sometimes, I cannot know that I can achieve what I want to achieve, but I can see the first step I must take towards that goal. And so I take that step, even though I do not see the path ahead, and possibly it will not achieve that goal. So I have faith to take that step. Whereupon, I may see that another step is possible. Or, as my role model said, at one time she did not know that she wanted to spend the rest of her life expressing herself as female, but she did know that she wanted to investigate gender psychiatrists. So she did. She did not need, that day, to make so momentous a decision, just a comparatively small one.

Or, sometimes, I need faith to remain open to possibilities, when my goal seems impossible, and hope seems merely a painful, destructive illusion. Only if I have the faith to remain open to possibilities, will I have the ability to perceive them.

2 thoughts on “Faith can move mountains

  1. I wish that, when we talked of Jesus, there was less emphasis placed on his “death” and more on the transforming power of his ministry and resurrection. I believe that his purpose was to show us how much we can achieve, if only we accept our god given abilities. If we cannot believe of ourselves, “Have I not said, Ye are gods?” then he can be our example and we can believe that of him. He came to show us that there is no such thing as death, and that faith can move mountains. Not just his faith, but all of ours too. His whole purpose was to demonstrate that we are like him, not that he is separate from us in his holiness.

    Faith. We walk the path, one step at a time, knowing that there is a reason, a higher purpose for everything, but unable to do more than glimpse the bigger picture, occasionally. Because we cannot see the bigger picture, we can only use the guidance offered by by our feelings and the solutions that present themselves to us when we ask ourselves the question, “What would love do now?” For, as the books “Conversations with God” remind us, no other question has any meaning for our souls.

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