Thursday, February 03, 2005

Reading the map of faith

The temptation is only too real.

What now is better than an easy way out? What more do you want when you can bag the prize without having to travel the full distance across the high seas plotted only on that wild and invisible map called Sheer Faith? What quicker and more assuring way than to loose your grip on that sword named Vigilance as the siren songs are lulling you to dip into the false end of the journey?

You must have made a wrong turn somewhere that permits this choral distraction. Hell - it could have easily been a series of wrong turns. Now it's either give up or give in. As always the arrogant map hasn't yielded its mysteries to suggest an alternate route, not even when lives depend on it. But holding on to it does more than just psychological good. Even though you can't read the map, without it the vessel sinks on its own.

There is now only two directions in which to navigate - forward or down. And down is definitely not an option.

4 Comments:

Blogger therese said...

An endless struggle of faith. Our conscience instilled as a guide to righteousness, but the will of man is weak.

February 04, 2005 3:05 AM  
Blogger Tin Soldier said...

Couldn't agree more...

February 05, 2005 12:57 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

You totally lost me with the metaphors and analogies. It's not easy being the village idiot! Woe is me!

February 10, 2005 5:10 PM  
Blogger Tin Soldier said...

Hi Dan! Thanks for posting... in noting my inadequate literary aptitude you're more like the town sheriff and myself a literary outlaw. The woe is yours only if you send me straight to the noose without a fair trial! ;-)

February 13, 2005 9:17 PM  

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