Thursday, August 28, 2008

uphill climb

"Self-confidence is a precious natural gift, a sign of health. But it is not the same thing as faith. Faith is much deeper, and it must be deep enough to subsist when we are weak, when we are sick, when our self-confidence is gone, when our self-respect is gone. I do not mean that faith only functions when we are otherwise in a state of collapse. But true faith must be able to go on even when everything else is taken away from us. Only a humble man is able to accept faith on these terms, so completely without reservation that he is glad of it in its pure state, and welcomes it happily even when nothing else comes with it, and when everything else is taken away." - Thomas Merton


Blogger Ragamuffin Gal said...

What can I say ~ you sneaky rascal? You have been busy! I love the way you have matched the pictures to your text ~ inspiring! and I love the blog's title. I am sure it will become one of my favorite places!

August 30, 2008 at 9:29 AM  

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