–If You Build It, He Will Come (4/26/19)

In the movie Field of Dreams, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his cornfield tell him, “If you build it, he will come.” He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field.  When Ray has finally run out of money and may be forced to sell his farm, he gets a revelation that, “People will come.”

What does it mean to have blind faith?  Can faith transcend what may seem like irrational actions in order to bring about solace and happiness in our lives?  Do you take the time to truly listen to your heart in order to live a better life?  What possibilities are available to you in life if you take a leap of faith?

Sometimes, you have to put your trust in others that all will be okay; that all will be made right in your life.  We put our faith in God and in others to help us make good decisions that will ultimately lead to our peaceful and happy life.  However, there are so many moments in our lives when we are being challenged—our faith is being challenged—be it our faith in others or ourselves.  These are the moments when we may need to take that “leap of faith” and jump blindly into life.  Are you willing to do that so that your life is truly lived as you want it to be?

Mrs. Donofrio