Note: I hereby declare Saturday to be my Share-a-Quote Day. Sundays will be Share-a-Link Day.
This Satuday's quote is from Euripides: "The wisest men follow their own direction."
This wisdom is perhaps one of the reasons why I was never attracted to the 'Good Shepherd' metaphor. To follow one's own direction is not an open invitation to anarchy nor does it confine oneself to one's own ideas only. And anarchy is not necessarily chaos. Who needs a government of idiots leading a herd of idiots? No, not me.
I have no shepherd. I am no sheep. Do not ask my faith, I do not give it blindly. Do not demand my trust, give me a reason why I should. Do not lead me, I shall not follow. But you may take my hand and we may talk. Like men, like companions, like friends. Like free thinkers.
What about you? What is faith and up to what extent should a person act on it? Is faith even a reasonable concept?