Faith- the confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing. A belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.
- Rightly or wrongly, this time of year always stimulates an internal life-long debate about my faith or otherwise. Being a spiritual and caring person, I think that I should have a faith of some kind and often feel that there is something missing rendering me incomplete. However, reason and science provided by Messrs Darwin & Dawkins means that I just can’t seem to cross that bridge of unconditional belief.
- Perhaps this is why I love the Indiana Jones series of films so much-(apart from falling madly in love with Harrison Ford in the late 1970’s); I have a hero who is unshaken in his beliefs . Whilst all the films have religious and spiritual connotations, it is only in the third film that Indiana has to take the “leap of faith” to save his father. He does this by stepping out into apparent fresh air and, following the instructions from his father’s diary to traverse the cavern, secures himself a chance to select the Holy Grail the water of which will heal his father’s life-threatening wounds.
- This scene illustrates the faith that Indy has in his father Henry and his writings and is an example of the trust that children put in their parents. However, as our children get older and develop, sometimes we have to reverse this relationship and put our faith and trust in our children-If you really love them, let them go.
- We all want the best for our children. We want them to grow into dependable caring adults with a secure and happy future to look forward to but sometimes you will need to withdraw and give them the time and space to develop their own life skills and make the inevitable mistakes from which they will learn.
- Life is hard and helmets will be required but only they can find the size that fits.