What are you abandoning?
To continue on the theme from yesterday, it strikes me that we typically think we’re abandoning our faith when we’re actually losing hope in our self-help.
It’s not our faith that’s failed, it’s our self-help that’s failed. Self-help and faith are not synonymous, but it’s easy to see them as such.
It’s a bummer that we think we’re abandoning our faith when we’re really abandoning something else. We abandon a false image of faith, not the real thing.
Faith has nothing to do with the help we provide ourselves. It’s a completely alien thing that exists outside of ourselves and our volition.
Throwing up our arms in surrender
is just the beginning.
Not the end.