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Faith of our father living still in spite of dungeon and swords, Oh how our heart beats high with joy whenever we hear that glorious word. Faith of our father holy faith we will be true to thee till death. These lyrics come from the song Faith of our father. Many of us have sung this song in past times. Mother Theresa talks about faith being faithful in the small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Can you imagine your strength lying down in faith and every time you exercise your faith strength wakes up. Building your strength comes in many forms. There are those who build strength by exercise, pushing themselves and their bodies until they get results. There are those who power read, and exercise their mind by using critical thinking skill which improve their mental reaction. Sharp thinkers I call them.
Then there are those who want everyone to think for them. You ask them a question and the reaction you receive is “what, I don’t know.” I wonder why many people don’t like to think? Is thinking so challenging it runs to the corner and hide. Let’s go pick up thinking and hold hands until we become one. We have to build our thinking process and not become afraid of the results. I recently watched an old television series “Dark Shadows” the original version. There was a dialogue between mother and daughter. They could not seem to see eye to eye.
The daughter became rebellious because she did not want the mother to marry one of the townsmen, she the daughter felt he was not worthy of the mothers hand, so she begin to rebel, dating a rebellious young man who care about nothing. The young man thought that roaming the world being irresponsible was a way of life and it was ok. No thought of the future, lacked contribution to society and felt living life as he thought he should is just enough to get by. The question the mother asked “why are you thinking like this, what has come over you, you are smart I don’t know you anymore.” The daughter response, “I thinking just like you, you never got it right either.”
Wow, I thought, she’s telling her mom “I’m doing exactly what you have done nothing, made bad choices and wondered around in this world thick-headedness. Don’t run around thick-headedness. It will not allow you to think and make the best choice. If strength lies in faith, as Mother Theresa suggest then exercising a little faith will also promote good thinking too.
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