Sunday, September 21, 2008

quote of the week: Rich Mullins - walking by faith

We walk by faith and not by sight - not because we are blind, but because faith gives us the courage to face our fears and put those fears in a context that makes them less frightful. We walk by faith and not by sight because there are places to go that cannot be seen and the scope of our vision is too small for our strides. Faith is not a denial of facts - it is a broadening of focus. It does not deny the hardness of guitar strings, it plucks them into a sweetness of sound.

Rich Mullins, Home, p. 19

6 comments:

NaNcY said...

what a beautiful quote.
thanks for sharing it, brother.

Jennifer L. Griffith said...

"Faith is not a denial of facts - it is a broadening of focus."

Great words of wisdom. Thanks for sharing this perfectly timed post.

Mike said...

I love Rich M. This qoute really sums up a difficult subject. I like the concept of broadening sight.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Mike,
Me too. Yes, a good word for us. Good one to remember and ponder, for sure.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Nancy,
Your welcome.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Jennifer,
Glad it was timed well in your mind- probably for your life, I'd guess.