Monday, January 08, 2007

The leap of faith

I have just started reading The Language of God by Francis Collins (this post on the Unity of Truth blog piqued my interest) and found this verse from a poem by Sheldon Vanauken ...
Between the probable and proved there yawns
A gap. Afraid to jump, we stand absurd,
Then see
behind us sink the ground and, worse,
Our very standpoint crumbling. Desperate dawns
Our only hope: to leap into the Word
That opens up the shuttered universe.
Been there, done that.


WJFR said...

Oh, me too! BTDT, as a convert. Glad I did make that leap!

Jennifer said...

Wow. Absolutely amazing. I need to go read it again!

Marjorie said...

I saw a review of this book a few months ago in Time Magazine and forgot the title. Thank you for reminding me. I am always interested in faith and science and how the two illuminates the other.