Sunday, February 22, 2009

Leap of Faith?

Many people compare taking the vow of marriage to jumping off of a cliff into the unknown - the leap of faith, come what may. But, in fact, jumping off a cliff doesn't lead into the unknown; we all know what happens to someone who jumps off of a cliff - the result is inevitable and unavoidable. Too often marriages are indeed cliff jumps and end in disaster. I think marriage is more akin to staying on that cliff, come what may. Come storm, come earthquake, come sunrise and sunset, come changing seasons - no matter what comes your way you're going to hang on to that cliff. Hanging on, not letting go, leads to the greater unknown.

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