“See yonder height! ‘Tis far away – unbidden comes the word, ‘Impossible!’ ‘Not so,’ says the mountaineer. ‘The way is long, I know; it’s difficult – it may be dangerous. It’s possible, I’m sure. I’ll seek the way, take counsel of my brother mountaineers, and find out how they have gained similar heights… we know that each height, each step, must be gained by patient, laborious toil, and that wishing cannot take the place of working… and we come back to our daily occupations better fitted to fight the battle of life and to overcome the impediments which obstruct our paths, strengthened and cheered by the recollection of past labors and by the memories of victories gained in other fields.’”
– Edward Whymper, Scrambles Amongst the
As Jesus emphatically stated, “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.” (Mark ).
It is essential that each disciple have this same attitude of faithfulness, for it is God’s attitude.