Courage, Faith, Work and Powerlessness

It seems paradoxical, but admission of powerlessness can access great gifts.

In a movie called Gladiator, Russell Crowe stars as a general named Maximus who is attempting to overthrow the grotesque abusiveness that had possessed Rome. He asks an old, cynical calloused gladiator, Proximo, “Do you remember what is was like to trust?” The old gladiator pushed through his own years of experience, and he took a risk to trust in something other than survival. Proximo did remember, and against his own cynical judgment, took a risk with Maximus.

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