Monday, January 16, 2012

Bon mot for the week

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

Martin Luther King, Jnr  (1929-1968)

Today is the Martin Luther King Day holiday in the US.


Tony said...

Did he really mean that faith is just taking a leap in the dark? He'd be right, of course, but it seems an odd thing for a pious person to say.

John said...

Christians don't approach faith as something to be wary about but rather they adopt it with trust. The staircase metaphor also implies progression upwards (in a literal sense also perhaps?)

Froog said...

I suspect he wasn't talking about religious 'faith' at all, but about trusting in the eventual success of the Civil Rights campaign.

John said...

Two for one I'd say, being a clergyman and all.