To trust requires a qualitative leap (Kierkegaard Sonnet #3)

To trust requires a qualitative leap
 And sin, I’m told, involves more of the same:
The gap, whichever way you turn, is deep
And, leaping, you can’t go back where you came.
So, then, when our ontology is faint
And all our guesses lead us back to here –
This point of anxious thinking, mind’s constraint –
Our only hope the ground we know and fear,
(A firmness interpenetrating sight),
The trust that, eo ipso, God still is
And we may be in Him, just like the light
Of Sun consumes all that we see and gives
All things their life and energy. Though we
Must leap within the dark, we leap to see.

Published by Matthew Pullar

Teacher, writer, blogger, husband, father, Christian. Living in Wyndham in Melbourne's west, on the land of the Kulin Nation. Searching for words to console and feed hearts and souls.

2 thoughts on “To trust requires a qualitative leap (Kierkegaard Sonnet #3)

  1. Great point, that it takes more (or at least the same amount) of trust (courage and faith) to leap into sin. So painfully true, that we can’t go back, whichever way we leap–but what a relief to know God still IS, either way. Praise His Name. God bless you, brother Matthew–love, sis Caddo

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