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Sunday, January 30, 2011

"Granfaloon", "Leap of Faith" & "Hallelujah"

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., in "Cat's Cradle", described a meaningless event as a "Granfaloon", and, sadly, some view their own lives in that way.

As indicated below, we all stumble, but it is our compassion for others and our perseverence in faith that lifts us up to be more than we otherwise ever could be.

In the 1992 movie, "Leap of Faith", starring Steve Martin and Deborah Winger, there is a musical number which tugs at heartstrings.

I don't now remember the name of the song or even most of its lyrics, but part of the chorus goes something like this:

"I've been lonely.
I've been cheated.
I've been misunderstood.
I've been washed up.
I've been put down,
and told I'm no good,

The rest of the song's lyrics are intensely uplifting and go on to strike powerful chords about finding joy in the purpose of life.

An even better and more accurate perspective of how we should approach life is embraced in the song "Hallelujah" by "The Canadian Tenors" (click here for a link to the music video).

Faith never should be about outcome!

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