Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Doubting Thomas

I have always believed the story of thomas is one that was intended to reveal something positive about faith rather than something negative...i think his gift is his doubt...

'what will be left when i've drawn my last breath
besides the folks i've met and the folks who know me
will i discover a soul cleansing love
or just the dirt above and below me

i'm a doubting thomas
i took a promise
but i don't know what's safe
oh me of little faith

sometimes i pray for a slap in the face
then i beg to be spared 'cause i'm a coward
if there's a master of death i'll bet he's holding his breath
as i show the blind and tell the deaf about his power

i'm a doubting thomas
i can't keep my promises
'cause i don't know what's safe
oh me of little faith

can i be used to help others find truth
when i'm scared i'll find proof that it's a lie
can i be lead down a trail dropping bread crumbs
that prove i'm not ready to die

please give me time to decipher the signs
please forgive me for the time i've wasted

i'm a doubting thomas
i'll take your promise
though i know nothing's safe
oh me of little faith'
(nickel creek, from the album 'why should the fire die')


Rainbow dreams said...

Something oddly disturbing that I find I can identify with this ...
or maybe it's just that I'm human and prone to questioning - an excuse I use for any/all of my many failings!

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

Nothing wrong with questions or failing - what was it Alfred said to the young boy Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins? 'Why do we fall Master Bruce? So we can pick ourselves up again'...I like that

Rainbow dreams said...

Thanks, so do I....lol :-)