On the mountain pass

A recurring theme in my blogs is my inability to understand why Christians fear death, so today I’m going to give a quote that I found accidentally while I was reading “The Will to Believe” by philosopher William James. The quote is about being faithful during times of uncertainty (like now) even in the face of possible death. It is by Fitz-James Stephen.

“We stand on a mountain pass in the midst of whirling snow and blinding mist, through which we get glimpses now and then of paths which may be deceptive. If we stand still we shall be frozen to death. If we take the wrong road we shall be dashed to pieces. We do not certainly know whether there is any right one. What must we do? ‘Be strong and of a good courage’. Act for the best, hope for the best, and take what comes….If death ends all, we cannot meet death better.”

Thank you for reading my 15th blog.

Mark Inglis

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