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Faith and Microscopes

"Wait without hope," Eliot counsels in Four Quartets. "For hope would be hope for the wrong thing." This is all well and good for a Man of Faith, as Eliot knows himself to be, where "the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting." Indeed, as the man says, that is the very definition of "faith": waiting. But I am no man of faith and so am not one equipped for waiting for rewards and release in the realm beyond. There is no end in waiting unless I submit and turn waiting into the end itself, an end that can only result in faith.

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