I ran across the idea of monkey law the other day. When certain monkeys go from tree to tree, they have a firm hand or tail on the next branch before they let the old one go. How many of us live by monkey law? Sometimes, its important to know that you have a firm grasp on the future before you release your past. And every so often it is important to take the leap of faith, reaching out to the future while letting go of the past especially if that past has been painful. Letting go in order to reach for a new hope may be just the kind of faith we need.
with grace and grit, John