Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Leap of Faith #1

Over the next few days, I'm going to be talking about taking a leap of faith. It's perhaps one of the hardest things to do in life. You don't know what to expect. You don't know what's on the other side.

Take Indiana Jones, for example. He knows that "only in the leap from the lion's head will he prove his worth." He sees nothing but a rather long fall to the bottom below.

That nonsense from the Grail diary isn't all that reassuring when you're staring down at the bottom of a chasm of death. Yet, Indy's dad is dying. He wants to save him.

"You must believe, boy. You must believe," Henry Jones Sr. says. Indy knows it...and the man who's cheated death countless times before realizes he can take that leap. He realizes he must believe.

And so he does.