Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Brave Man, a Brave Woman

A brave man, a brave woman.
To leave behind old ideas.
Old places and solid habits.
To set the face toward other places.

‘Tis only a fool who believes that 
Yesterday holds the answers.
And a greater fool who believes
That a new day is easy to achieve.

God said to Abram and Sarai:
May I have a few moments of your time?

They should have said, No!
They should have turned around.
And run away.
Like Jonah did a few years later.

But we all know how it turned out for Jonah.
Perhaps Abram and Sarai suspected the same.
Or maybe there were just too naive.
And what’s wrong with that?

Naiveté gets us into trouble, for sure.
But it also is the grease of greatness.
Too naive to see the trouble ahead.

The naive says, Let’s do it.

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