“Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.” – Khalil Gibran
Daily Nugget of Gold 1553
Less Difficult Than Moving a Mountain
Okay, last time we talked about using our intent to do something, although we started off big and then shared with you the fact that we ourselves aren’t pulling that off- moving a mountain. Oh, we suppose if we were a billionaire we could move a small mountain over time with as little as a phone call (and a huge check made out to an earth-moving company) but that’s not the thought Jesus conveyed. He said the mountain would “Throw itself into the sea” and that doesn’t require the billionaire, the phone call, or the big check.
We think that Jesus was sizing up His audience here and realizing that they weren’t likely to go around casting all the mountains into the sea, because almost no one met the amount of faith involved to do that. Faith in their ability to believe in themselves, that is. However, we do seem to be more accepting of the notion we could nudge things mentally, from time to time, and if you don’t think that’s true, you need to take a trip to a casino and see just how people talk to the slot machines.
We don’t think that the intent Jesus had was to help us do better at beating the casino, however, but rather than probably using our mental abilities to expand goodness and love. If you wish to show your family that you love them, in part by earning more- then that probably qualifies.
Napoleon Hill said that we should engage in no transaction that doesn’t benefit all, and that was in the context of becoming financially wealthy ourselves. Certainly, it could be argued that such a transaction was grounded in the love and respect for all other parties involved, and that would also include a healthy dose of love for ourselves which doesn’t venture into conceit or disrespect of anyone else. We’re not talking about moving mountains here, and the amount of faith involved probably doesn’t have to reach mountainous proportions either.
How do we get good at something? We start small, we build up. We try and get better and better every day. Most of us have little to no need of having mountains go and throw themselves into the sea, but we do have lesser, but important goals just the same. Let’s use our faith, let’s believe in ourselves. We have the power to do that!
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What would I do if I had the power to do anything I wanted to do?”
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