Friday, October 1, 2010


“Daddy,” the five-year-old said, “do you believe in dragons?”

“Sure,” his father said.

“Have you ever seen one?” his son excitedly asked.


“Then why do you believe in them?”

His father thought for a few seconds then said, “Because sometimes you have to believe in something before you actually see it.”

Such is the stuff of faith. And there are libraries dedicated to the power and practice of faith.

American author, Napoleon Hill wrote one of the best-selling books of all time, Think and Grow Rich, predicated on one of his most famous quotes: “What the mind of man can believe, the mind of man can achieve.” And there are plenty of similar tomes patterned after his book.

French philosopher Voltaire, penned that “Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. It is not enough that a thing be possible for it to be believed.”

Or consider the words of the United Kingdom’s Poet Laureate of the mid-1800s, Alfred Lord Tennyson, “Faith is believing what we cannot prove.”

And then there is my personal favorite: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”, found in Hebrews 11:1 of the Bible.

Throughout the ages of man, faith has been a remarkable tool in his arsenal of advancement. And it shall be no different in our future.

Whether it’s believing in dragons or having enough belief to work through more than 10,000 attempts before discovering the American light bulb, faith plays its part.

Make it a part of your life.

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