Daring to live On The EDGE
Is the life of faith worth it?
If you have ever experienced it,
it truly ruins you for the ordinary.
It is an incredible thrill!
In the 1800s, an acrobat named Blondin (Jean-Francois Gravlet) became famous for crossing Niagara Falls by tightrope many times, usually with no safety net.
One day a crowd gathered at the falls to watch his most dangerous attempt yet. He planned to push a wheelbarrow loaded with a heavy sack of cement across the tightrope.
With that extra weight, the slightest miscalculation could tip the wheelbarrow and twist him off the wire, plunging him to death 160 feet below in the raging waters.
Thousands watched breathlessly as he made his way across, placing one foot carefully in front of the other, quietly pushing the wheelbarrow across the spray-filled chasm, oblivious to the roar of the water beneath him.
When he made it to the other side, the throng let out its collective breath and cheered. What a feat!
After his crossing, Blondin challenged a nearby reporter: “Do you believe I can do anything on a tightrope?”
“Oh yes, Mr. Blondin,” said the reporter, “after what I've seen today, I believe it. You can do anything.”
“Do you believe, then,” said Blondin, “that instead of a sack of cement, I could put a man in this wheelbarrow—a man who has never been on a tightrope before--and wheel him, without a net, safely over to the other side?”
“Oh yes sir, Mr. Blondin,” said the reporter, “I believe it.”
“Good,” said Blondin. “Get in.”
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