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The makings of a leap of faith

How do you get out of bed in the morning, brush your teeth, get dressed and then put yourself in the field amidst the rebels, or the paramilitaries, the mines or the malaria?

How do you find the courage to do the same if your field is a classroom, an office complex or a glaringly blank Word Document?

How do you leap?

I can find the audacity to do work that seems far too big for me because I know that the work is bigger than me and because I know that I’m not doing it alone.

This is what faith looks like to me right now: I am not the whole story. I am only a very small part of the story. And I need only do the work that I was born to be doing right now – with integrity, with compassion, with courage.

Those are the words of Marianne Elliott, a woman who has trudged through war zones from Afghanistan to Gaza to dedicate herself to causes and people very dear to my own heart. I have yet to find the right words to describe my own conception of leaps of faith – but I know that reading Marianne’s words reinforces my faith in humanity.

The rest of her beautiful post is available here.

4 Comments

  1. Laura and M, I love you both dearly and am glad you found Marianne Elliott to be as inspiring as I did. Thank you for your sweet words. M, I miss your writing… Any chance you will be re-activating the blog?

  2. Anonymous says

    I agree with Laura… I am so glad you are finding inspiration in the story and courage of other women. I know this is a hard time for you, but do not forget how amazing you are. I love you (and so do so many people!) – M

  3. Laura says

    I can see why you are inspired by this woman. She sounds like another formidable woman I know, Ms. Roxanne 😉

  4. Laura says

    I can see why you are inspired by this woman. She sounds like another formidable woman I know, Ms. Roxanne 😉

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