Some quick updates before what I came here to write:
1) My computer died at the beginning of January and I've thus far been able to find a good fix for it, but I'm working on it.
2) Yesterday I passed out school supplies and backpacks in Solola. (More on that in a post a different day.)
On the bus yesterday a song came on the radio which I distinctly remember dancing to with my fiance...which made me remember where we were when we danced to it. It was the birthday party of one of my neighbors. She had turned 90-something, and, of course, everyone has a DJ come in for their 90-somethingth birthday, right?
My handsomer half has never had any formal dance training as far as I know, and any formal dance training I had was at least 7 years ago (more if we're talking about any style of dance they do down here). However, when we dance, people stop and watch, even people who are long used to the blonde girl who lives in their midst. We receive comments about how well we dance together. And when I dance, I close my eyes; if I open them, we start messing up and tripping over one another. When my eyes are open, I try to lead, and there can't be two leaders.
It made me think about the phrase "blind faith." While I will agree with my apologetics-fan friends that one must be able to defend their faith, I also believe that faith itself must be blind. I equate faith in most cases with trust. If I need to oversee every detail, am I really trusting my partner or my God to lead as he (or He) sees fit? If I feel that I need to watch my every step and everyone else doing their thing around me, and I having faith that another person is leading me in the path I should be in? To have faith, I must relinquish control; I must close my eyes and go where my Lord leads me without trying to correct His steps.