Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Faith, Redux

Vis-à-vis one of my January 3rd posts, the "Faith" one, I've concluded that I,
Invisible Girl (Ta-da!), am not much on faith. If I can't see it, smell it, hear it, and/or feel it, I'm generally not buying it. So, where does that leave me if I don't easily buy into the whole principle of blind faith? Stubborn? Or simply thinking and questioning a little overmuch? Not that there's anything wrong with needing a little tangible something-something. I don't think so, anyway. There is that which we all take on faith; e.g., some greater power than us. But on this plane, I need to see it to believe it.

Do I have faith that certain senile old men will have the decency to retire soon? Why, no, I'm not foreseeing that.

Do I have faith that the sun will rise in the morning? With cataclysmic weather all over and dead birds falling out of the sky? Not really.

Do I have faith that everything I hear is for real and for true? Geez, do I look that stupid?

Do I have faith that everything will work out in the end? About as much as I believe in happy endings and the Tooth Fairy. Oh, I believe that things will work out the way they're meant to work out. Everything happens just the way it's supposed to happen, which does not necessarily inure to my benefit. Or yours. It just is.

Do I have faith that we have to live with what is -- whether good, bad, or indifferent -- in order to someday live without it? Oh, yes, I do believe in that. And I do have faith that perseverance and determination will get you where you need to go; perhaps a little worse for wear, but there.

I have faith that I'm a little bit of a black sheep. I like it like that. I hate being shut up in a freakin' box with four linear walls.

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Marion said...

Is someone suffering from SAD? That would be Seasonal Affective Disorder. Me, I'm a blue sky, fair weather kind of girl and these gray, bleak, cloudy, cold days make me wish I were a bear so I could hibernate till Spring.

I have faith, but it's a deep subject to discuss. Mostly, I have faith in poetry and the power of words. (Then there's that awesome Bible verse, John 1:1, "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God...")

I hope you have a sunny day. I'm headed out for a walk in this bleak, cold weather. Gotta keep these old joints moving or I get all stoved up. LOL!

Love & Blessings,

"Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother." ~Kahlil Gibran

Serena said...

I don't know, Marion. Maybe it is SAD. I just know I've been happier about stuff. LOL. Enjoy your walk!:)

g-man said...

Are those pink slippers you are wearing?
Is that a faint smile on those beautiful lips?
I'm looking for the pink Boots!

Serena said...

Actually, InvisiGirl has her lip poked out in a pout. But those ARE pink slippers. Keep watching -- they COULD morph into boots.