Faith of an Apple Tree

Neuropsychologist Dr. Robert Rosenbaum (whose name, incidentally, translates as ‘rose tree’ in German) made this observation of Faith:

“If an apple tree were self-conscious… it might worry before it bore fruit, that it did not know what apples looked like and feared it could not make good apples.

If the tree tried to make an apple purely through thinking and extrapolating from its isolated individual existence and past experience, the tree might wind up creating an apple that looked something like a branch, a leaf, or a root, because these would be the only things of which the apple tree was aware so far.

It takes Faith for the apple tree to allow itself to blossom.”


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