Have a Little Faith
I’m addicted. To reading, that is. I don’t intend to make this blog a book review station, but Sunday seems like a perfect time to tell you about a wonderful little book you owe it to yourself to read. Incidentally, it would make a perfect gift for almost anyone as we roll along toward the holidays.
Reality television holds very little interest for me. But reality books, as in true stories, are another matter entirely. That reminds me of something my wise dad always said. The basest form of conversation is to talk about other people. It is more noble to talk about things, but the highest form of conversation is centered on ideas.
Have a Little Faith, by Mitch Albom, who also authored Tuesdays With Morrie, is a little book about big ideas. It leaves you feeling warmer toward people of all faiths, more compassionate and more grateful for the gift of life. The idea this book conveys with strength and grace is that it’s profoundly important to have faith in someone bigger than yourself. The most important legacy you can leave; a connection with the generations who won’t know your face or remember your name, is the connectedness that only faith in God can offer.
The book jacket describes it as “a book about a life’s purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; about the divine spark inside us all. It is one man’s journey, but it is everyone’s story.”
And it is. I’m thankful to be heading into the week with my faith shored up, my hope intact and eyes on God. What a way to live.