Faith and Reason

The logic of faith
lies in absurdities
   Reason says Better for one
   to die rather than a community
   Consider: If on a life raft at sea
   with food & water exhausted
      without land in sight
      Do you volunteer?
   Faith simply says Let go!
   we only receive grace’s miracle
   open`handed & empty`hearted
   not life`jacketed but be`loved
The logic of reason
lies in certainties

“If one saves one butterfly, even with long wings,
one butterfly that has fallen into water, it may be said:
‘He has saved the whole world.’” ~ Rabbinical Saying


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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